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Jacobs to construct polyethylene trains for Sadara

14 June 2012

Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to Jacobs Engineering Group to build three polyethylene trains.

"Mike Coyle, Jacobs Group vice president, said: "This project supports Jacobs' long-term commitment to clients in the Middle East.""

In addition to EPCM services, Jacobs will support field engineering and manage lump sum procure build (LSPB) construction contractors, field materials and construction work for the three polyethylene trains.

Jacobs will lead the project execution activities from its office Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The polyethylene trains will be integrated into Sadara's chemicals complex currently being built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Sadara said the complex, made up of 26 manufacturing units, will be one of the largest integrated chemical facilities built in a single phase.

The first production units are expected to come on stream in the second half of 2015, while the other units will become operational in 2016. The terms of Sadara's deal with Jacobs have not been disclosed.

Mike Coyle, Jacobs Group vice president, said: "This project supports Jacobs' long-term commitment to clients in the Middle East."