Borealis awards work to Jacobs for polyethylene expansion in Sweden
Jacobs is working to debottleneck an existing XLPE compounding and soaking train and raise the intermediate storage capacity of the XLPE base resin in the upstream polymerization plant.
Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract from Borealis to
provide engineering, procurement, project
management and construction
for a project
to increase cross-linked
polyethylene (XLPE) capacity at its manufacturing site in
Company officials did not disclose the contract value.
Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is working to
debottleneck an existing XLPE compounding and soaking train
and increase the intermediate storage capacity of the XLPE
base resin in the upstream polymerization plant.
The scope of work involves installation of new silos and
conversion of film silos, as well as installation of
We are pleased to continue to support Borealis in its
mission to provide high-quality products that create value
for society," said Jacobs vice president Mark Bello. "Because
we perform a portfolio of other projects for them, we are
able to leverage our experience with their XLPE technology
and their Stenungsund
cracker plant and maximize the value we can provide on this
Borealis proprietary XLPE technology
creates plastic of a
high level of purity.
Borealis Stenungsund facilities
include a PE plant, a
cracker for ethylene and propylene production, and an
innovation center focused on research and development
for infrastructure markets.