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Exxon Expansion Project Jacobs Builds Ethane Cracker for Exxon's Baytown Expansion

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Engineering specialists Jacobs will provide engineering, procurement and construction services as part of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project for Exxon Mobil in Baytown. The multi-billion dollar project shall add additional cracker capacities of 1.5 million ton per year at the facility plus additional works at a nearby site in Mont Belvieu.

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Pasadena, California/USA – Jacobs’ scope of work includes site preparation of 350 acres for the ethane cracker in Baytown and 100 acres for the product facilities in Mont Belvieu. Jacobs is also working on the interconnectivity of the two sites by integrating into Exxon Mobil’s existing facilities a new 1.5 million ton per year ethane steam cracker in Baytown and two new high performance polyethylene lines in Mont Belvieu, with a capacity of 650,000 tons per year. This aspect of the project requires approximately 63,000 feet of pipe to integrate into the existing Baytown facility and 43,000 feet of pipe to integrate into the existing Mont Belvieu facility.

“Our interface management and integration role is crucial to the success of this expansion project. We are excited to bring our execution skills and experience to support ExxonMobil in this important venture.”

Company officials did not disclose the contract value.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Mike Autrey stated, “Our interface management and integration role is crucial to the success of this expansion project. We are excited to bring our execution skills and experience to support Exxon Mobil in this important venture.”

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