New York’s Jacobs Engineering Group won an EPC contract from EQUATE Petrochemical Co.’s Dubai-based unit MEGlobal for a new monoethylene glycol (MEG) manufacturing facility near Freeport, Texas.
“The completion of this complex project will help MEGlobal establish a U.S. Gulf Coast presence and expand its position in the MEG market,” said Ramesh Ramachandran, president of MEGlobal, a manufacturer and marketer of merchant monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol.
This award follows Jacobs’ successful delivery of the facility’s front end engineering package, which incorporates The Dow Chemical Company’s licensed process technology as well as non-process equipment and piping both inside and outside the new facility’s battery limits, Jacobs said in a statement.
Jacobs provides full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally.
“Our global MEG and local chemical project experience combined with our thorough understanding of the engineering package will contribute significant value and an efficient, high-quality approach to this important project,” said Manuel Junco, Jacobs’ senior vice president for petroleum and chemicals division.
EQUATE, a Kuwaiti joint venture between Dow Chemical, Boubyan and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, is the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated units in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over six million tons of the high-grade petrochemicals.