Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it is performing engineering, procurement, and construction services for Flint Hills Resources' new diesel desulfurization unit in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Officials did not disclose the contract value. The estimate for the overall project, which includes the construction of the desulfurization unit, is estimated to be more than $250 million.
The diesel desulfurization unit will provide Flint Hills Resources with opportunities to upgrade low-value products into high-value products such as ultra-low sulfur diesel. The construction project is expected to take 18 months to complete.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Jim Stewart stated, "We are delighted to expand our relationship with Flint Hills Resources to include this diesel desulfurization project. This extends our long history of providing engineering, procurement, and construction services. We are excited to support Flint Hills Resources in meeting the growing demand for ultra-low sulfur diesel in Texas."
Flint Hills Resources, LP employs about 900 people in Corpus Christi. It produces transportation fuels and aromatic chemicals at its 300,000-barrels-per-day facility. A leading refining and petrochemical company based in Wichita, Kan., Flint Hills Resources has completed capital expansions and acquisitions worth more than $3 billion since 2002. The company employs about 3,700.
Jacobs, with over 56,000 employees and revenues exceeding $10.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.