Nama Chemicals awards technical and management contract to Jacobs Engineering Group

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Published March 15th, 2011 - 08:32 GMT
Abdulmohsin Al-Ogaili, CEO Nama Chemicals
Abdulmohsin Al-Ogaili, CEO Nama Chemicals

Nama chemicals announced today that it’s wholly owned subsidiary Jubail Chemical Industrial Company (JANA) has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group the contract to provide technical and project management services for its existing Epichlorohydrin plant expansion and for the new Epichlorohydrin plant in Al Jubail. 

Under the terms of the contract Jacobs Engineering Group Inc is providing technical and project management services for both inside battery limits (ISBL) and outside battery limits (OSBL). The ISBL services involve debottlenecking of their existing Epichlorohydrin plant to achieve increased capacity, and the OSBL services cover all utilities and the tankage area. Jacobs’ scope also includes cost estimates preparation and the project management support for JANA’s new Epichlorohydrin plant, to be built at the same site in Jubail. This expansion is intended to support the planned epoxy expansion to reach 240 K ton annually. 

Mr. Abdulmohsin Al-Ogaili, CEO Nama Chemicals stated “The expansion projects are part of our plans for 2011 and are expected to provide high quality epoxy resins and intermediates to the markets we serve and add value to the Kingdom’s economy, as well as providing additional employment for the region. This is an exhilarating time at JANA and we are all looking forward to building a long term relationship with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc to support our current and future projects.” 

Mr. Allyn Taylor, Group Vice President for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc said “This contract award is the result of Jacobs and JANA’s teams close collaboration over the past three years and we welcome the opportunity to support JANA in expanding its existing Al Jubail facilities.” 

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services. It has its headquarters in Pasadena, California, USA.

Background Information

NAMA Chemicals

NAMA Chemicals, established in 1992 is a Saudi multicultural joint stock corporation that creates value to the national economy by utilizing local natural resources in its dynamic growth strategy in the chemical and petrochemical businesses. 

These are exciting and challenging times in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as we move away from an oil-dependent economy to a fully diversified industrial base. NAMA is playing an important role in this transition, by following the most rigorous global standards for quality control and process management to produce high quality products that contribute to the safety and the quality of life of millions of people around the world. We are deploying world-class technology in all our production plants and drawing on the finest expertise from around the world to implement best practices and the most exacting international standards for the industry. 

Jacobs Engineering Group

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