Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for an expansion program at Huntsman Corporation’s world scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore.
Company officials did not disclose the contract value.
The Jurong Island facility expansion is expected to enable backward integration to produce polyethers from locally sourced feedstocks.
Huntsman expects demand for polyetheramines to grow significantly over the next decade, particularly in the Asia Pacific market. Polyetheramines are used as ingredients to improve the properties of many products, including paint, adhesives and composites.
Jacobs is responsible for the detailed engineering and design, procurement of major equipment and management of construction services. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2015 and be completed in the second half of 2016.
Upon making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Kevin McMahon said, “Jacobs has a history of delivering successful projects for Huntsman in Singapore, and we are delighted to continue working with them on this project. We look forward to leveraging our globally recognized EPCM experience to oversee this important expansion.”