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Jacobs awarded contract for polypropylene facility in Canada

Dec 07, 2017
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Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC) has awarded US firm Jacobs a FEED services contract for a proposed greenfield, integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene facility located in Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada.

CKPC is a joint venture between Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) and Petrochemical Industries Company (CPI), a subsidiary of state-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC).

“CKPC is looking forward to working with Jacobs for the FEED phase of this project,” said Director of CKPC Waleed Al-Bader. “Jacobs was selected after an extensive global search process, by demonstrating vast petrochemical experience, a well-qualified project team and an organizational-wide commitment to CKPC's success.”

To carry out the FEED, Jacobs will use resources from multiple centers of excellence located in Calgary, Houston and Charleston, West Virginia, with a significant portion of the project scope performed in Canada.

“Jacobs’ strength in front end project delivery, combined with our team’s proven performance in propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene technologies, supports CKPC in the development of this complex,” said Jacobs Global Head of Petroleum and Chemicals Vinayak Pai. “Beyond this project, we look forward to working with CKPC to help them add value to Western Canada's hydrocarbon production and to meaningfully increase local market demand for propane.”

The proposed PDH/PP Facility is expected to consume 22,000 bpd of Alberta-produced propane, which is expected to be sourced from Pembina's Redwater Fractionation Complex ("RFS"), as well as other regional facilities.