Evonik selects Jacobs for engineering work on new polyamide 12 plant in Asia

Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract from German specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries to provide basic engineering services for a grassroots polyamide 12 production facility in Asia.

Officials did not disclose the contract value or the specific location of the project.

Jacobs says it has been working closely with Evonik's project team in Marl, Germany, to develop the conceptual design for the new plant, which is based on Evonik's existing plants in Germany.

Members of the integrated project team are operating from Jacobs' office in Leiden, The Netherlands, to undertake the FEED work, supported by Jacobs' office in Mumbai, India.

Under a separate framework contract signed in 2011, Jacobs is providing engineering services as the Owner's Engineer on Evonik's process industry projects worldwide.

"Jacobs has formed a rewarding relationship with Evonik through demanding projects in Europe, the US and Asia,” said Jacobs group vice president Robert Matha.

“We are very pleased to build on our global relationship by executing this next phase of Evonik's investment in Asia."

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