Jacobs is expanding its role to include construction management (CM) services for the Whiting Refinery Modernization Project for BP Products North America Inc. in Whiting, Ind. This expands Jacobs' current role, which includes engineering, procurement (EP), and fabrication.
Officials did not disclose the contract value.
The Whiting modernization program will equip the refinery to process more Canadian heavy crude oil and increase motor fuel production. Jacobs' portion of the program focuses on the sulfur recovery complex, which includes multiple new sulfur recovery units, tail gas units, amines units and sour water strippers in addition to significant modifications to existing units, utilities and control systems.
Jacobs is executing engineering, procurement, and construction management services out of its Baton Rouge office, and its fabrication services out of its Charleston, S.C., modular shop.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President James Stewart stated, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide additional value to BP with the addition of the CM scope to our EP and fabrication services. This approach will improve the efficiency of project execution and help lower the project's overall costs."
Jacobs, with annual revenues exceeding $12 billion, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.