Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) to develop front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a section of the "Borouge 3" project, a grassroots polypropylene/polyethylene facility in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Jacobs' section will involve the compounding, soaking, and product handling line. The project's FEED portion is scheduled to be complete by mid-2010. Officials did not disclose the total investment cost or the value of Jacobs's contract.
Jacobs' design will optimize Borealis' proprietary XLPE technology, which creates plastic of an extremely high level of purity. Borealis is the leading global market supplier of this calibre of material, which is manufactured in Stenungsund, Sweden. Jacobs will execute the work from its office in Stenungsund.