Jacobs Engineering Group was chosen Tuesday by Shell for
its Clyde terminal conversion project in Sydney, Australia.
Officials did not disclose the contract value, noting that
the work is being performed from Jacobs Australian
operations in Melbourne and Sydney.
Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is initially
providing a basic design and engineering package (BDEP) to
convert the Clyde refinery and associated satellite
Gore Bay terminal into a competitive product import
The Clyde refinery was closed in 2012 amid
increased competition from newer Asian refineries.
Subject to subsequent approval, Jacobs is also expected to
provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm)
services in the delivery phase of the project, according to the
We are delighted to bring our local and global
terminal experience to this critical project," said Jacobs vice
president Tom Quinn.T"his contract continues our
relationship with Shell in Australia, where we have
successfully implemented clean
fuels upgrades at Shells Geelong and Clyde
The Clyde conversion project involves extensive
upgrades, refurbishment and re-use of the existing crude and
product tankage that supplies truck loading and pipeline
operations helping to service Sydney airport and Shells
distribution of fuels into the New South Wales market from
the Parramatta terminal.