Jacobs Engineering was awarded a contract by Lotte Chemical
UK to provide construction management services for
a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant to be built at the
Wilton site in Redcar, Cleveland.
Officials did not disclose the contract value in Tuesday's
announcement, noting that the contract is scheduled for 18
The new 200,000 tpy PET plant being built is located on an
integrated pure terephthalic acid (PTA) and PET site, adjacent
to Lottes existing PET plant.
The addition of the new line fortifies the capacity of Lotte
Chemicals existing T8 facility and supports its
transition into a wider range of PET products, including resins
incorporating post consumer recycled PET, the company said.
Jacobs has been selected to support us on this very
important project for Lotte on the basis of
their strong local presence and capable personnel, backed up by
industry experience, said Lotte Chemical chief operating
officer Gary Conroy.
Jacobs vice president Bob Irvin added: "Jacobs has a strong
local presence in Northeast England that allows us to deploy
our full service offering effectively, ranging from consultancy
and multidisciplinary design, to construction management and maintenance services.
Lotte Chemical is a UK subsidiary of KP Chemical Corp., part
of the Korean Lotte group.