Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract from Methanex
to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the
relocation of an idled Chilean methanol facility to Geismar,
Officials estimate the construction value to be $550
Jacobs is already executing site-specific engineering and construction management for the
225-acre location in Geismar, La. from its offices in Baton
Rouge, with support for the disassembly from its office in
Santiago, Chile, the company said.
The plant is expected to be operational the second half of
The US Gulf Coast is a prime location for this
facility, especially since demand for methanol is expected to
grow in the coming years, said Jacobs vice president Mike
We are very pleased Methanex selected Jacobs to be a
part of this project.