Huntsman Expansion Jacobs Works On Singapore Project

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Jacobs Engineering will provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for the expansion of Huntsman's world scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore.

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Polyetheramines are used as an additive for paints and composite materials.
Polyetheramines are used as an additive for paints and composite materials.
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Singapore – The US $ 100 million expansion project shall boost the site's capacity by 25.000 tons per year and enable the factory's backward integration to produce polyethers from locally sourced feedstocks. Jacobs is responsible for the detailed engineering and design, procurement of major equipment and management of construction services. Construction will begin by mid-2015 and be completed in the second half of 2016.

Huntsman expects demand for polyetheramines to grow significantly over the next decade, particularly in Asia. Polyetheramines are used as ingredients to improve the properties of paint, adhesives and composites. Upon making the announcement, Jacobs Vice President Kevin McMahon said, “Jacobs has a history of delivering successful projects for Huntsman in Singapore, and we are delighted to continue working with them on this project. We look forward to leveraging our globally recognized EPCM experience to oversee this expansion.”

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