Jurong VAE Project Jacobs Builds new VAE Plant for Celanese in Singapore
Jacobs will provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the construction of a vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production plant at Jurong Island, Singapore.
Singapore – The new facility, planned by chemicals specialist Celanese, shall provide raw materials for customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region, primarily in the higher-end applications of architectural coatings, building and construction, carpets, and paper industries. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2015, and the unit is expected to begin production by second half of 2016.
Upon making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Kevin McMahon said, “We have an existing relationship with Celanese Corporation in the U.S., and we are delighted to expand this relationship into the Asia region. We look forward to leveraging our globally recognized EPCM experience to oversee this strategically important plant construction.”