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Jacobs awarded front-end engineering design contract for petrochemical facility in Alberta

Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp. selected Jacobs for a proposed greenfield, integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene facility located in Sturgeon County.


Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it has been awarded a contract by Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp. (CKPC) to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a proposed greenfield, integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene facility located in Sturgeon County, Alberta, north of Edmonton in the province’s Capital Region.

CKPC is a joint venture of Pembina Pipeline Corp. (Pembina) of Canada and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait.

In a media release, Jacobs indicates that in execution of the FEED, the company will utilize resources from multiple centres of excellence located in Calgary, Houston and Charleston, West Virginia, with a significant portion of the project scope performed in Canada.

The company also says it will fully support CKPC’s vision of engaging and developing the local workforce.

“Jacobs’ strength in front end project delivery, combined with our team’s proven performance in propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene technologies, supports CKPC in the development of this complex,” said Jacobs global head of petroleum and chemicals, Vinayak Pai, in the release. “Beyond this project, we look forward to working with CKPC to help them add value to Western Canada’s hydrocarbon production and to meaningfully increase local market demand for propane.”

Based in Dallas, Jacobs announced it was aquiring CH2M earlier this year, and has Canadian locations across the West and in Ontario. For its most current fiscal year, ended September 29, 2017, the company reported net earnings of US$293.7 million on revenues of US$10.0 billion. It expects to close the CH2M deal by the end of the calendar year, creating a US$15 billion company.