USA: Jacobs Wins Contract Engineering Services for New LAO Unit

Editor: Alexander Stark

Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract from Ineos Oligomers to design and build a large linear alpha olefin (LAO) unit at the Ineos petrochemical complex in Chocolate Bayou, Texas.

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(Source: Jacobs)

Pasadena/USA — The LAO unit is expected to come online in November 2018, with a production capacity of 420,000 metric tons per annum.

Jacobs is providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the new unit, which is based on proprietary and differentiated Ineos Oligomers technology. In making the announcement, Jacobs Senior Vice President Petroleum and Chemicals Manuel Junco stated, “With a streamlined project execution approach, our team is committed to delivering a safe, innovative facility that allows Ineos to meet increasing demand for LAO in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.”