Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced Tuesday it was awarded a contract from Evonik Industries AG to provide basic engineering services for an investment in a grassroots polyamide 12 production facility in Asia.
Officials did not disclose the contract value.
Jacobs has been working closely with Evonik's project team in Marl, Germany to develop the conceptual design for the new plant, which is based on Evonik's existing plants in Germany. Members of the integrated project team are operating from Jacobs' office in Leiden, The Netherlands to undertake the FEED work, supported by Jacobs' office in Mumbai, India.
Under a separate framework contract signed in 2011, Jacobs is providing engineering services as the Owner's Engineer on Evonik's process industry projects worldwide.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Robert Matha stated, "Jacobs has formed a rewarding relationship with Evonik through demanding projects in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. We are very pleased to build on our global relationship by executing this next phase of Evonik's investment in Asia."
Evonik is one of the world's largest specialty chemicals companies. It has production facilities in 28 countries. As currently planned, the new facility is expected to support the growing demand in Asia for Evonik's advanced polymer product.