Jacobs wins UAE carbon black management deal

15 July 2012

US contractor to oversee EPC phase of $2.47bn chemicals project in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi

Jacobs Engineering has won the project management consultancy (PMC) contract on Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company’s (Takreer) carbon black and delayed coker unit (CBDC) project in the UAE.

The US contractor will oversee the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the project at Takreer’s refining complex in Ruwais, according to a company working on the project.

South Korea’s Samsung Engineering won the $2.47bn EPC contract in late June and expects to complete the project by December 2015.

The CBDC project has a planned capacity of 40,000 tonnes a year of carbon black and 30,000 barrels a day of crude oil. Carbon black, which is a pure form of elemental carbon, is used in tyres, rubber, plastics, printing inks and coatings.

Jacobs’ PMC deal is the last major contract to be awarded on the scheme. Australia’s WorleyParsons was awarded the PMC for the front-end engineering design (feed) phase, while the feed was carried out by US-based Bechtel Corporation.

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