Sadara venture awards engineering deal to Jacobs for Saudi PE trains

Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract for three polyethylene (PE) trains for Sadara Chemical Co., the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical.

Officials did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

Jacobs' scope of work for the project includes construction management, field engineering support, and management of lump sum procure build (LSPB) construction contractors, field materials management, In-Kingdom procurement services and project services support for the three PE trains, the company said.

The execution of this project is being performed by Jacobs' office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

This award is part of the world-scale, fully-integrated chemicals complex now being built by Sadara in Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia.

Comprised of 26 manufacturing units, the complex will be one of the world's largest integrated chemical facilities, and the largest-ever built in a single phase, officials say.

First production units are expected to come on line in the second half of 2015, with all units up and running in 2016.

“We are delighted to be a part of the Sadara project,” said Jacobs vice president Mike Coyle.

“This project supports Jacobs' long-term commitment to clients in the Middle East."

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