Jacobs wins work for NatureWorks’ biopolymer plant in southeast Asia

24 September 2013 16:05  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US petrochemicals engineering firm Jacobs said on Tuesday that it has won a contract for work on NatureWorks’ planned biopolymer project in southeast Asia.

Jacobs said that it would provide front-end engineering design work, including major equipment design, for the project NatureWorks announced in January. The plant is likely to be in Thailand.

Steve Bray, NatureWorks' director of manufacturing and engineering, said: “This contract is the next stage of what we anticipate will be a three-year project to include detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, and plant start-up.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.

NatureWorks already operates a 150,000 tonne/year Ingeo-brand biopolymer plant in Blair, Nebraska. The company is jointly owned by Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical and US agribusiness major Cargill.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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