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Jacobs awarded Refinery Contract from Chevron in South Africa

JacobsJacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract from Chevron South Africa to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management services (EPCM) as well as loaned personnel. This contract replaces the previous contract that has been in place since 2004.

Company officials did not disclose the contract value.  Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is continuing to provide personnel to the Chevron Cape Town Refinery. In addition, Chevron South Africa gains access to the worldwide network of Jacobs offices to provide EPCM services, led by Jacobs’ Cape Town operations. As part of the contract, Jacobs is supporting Chevron in its goal to improve its capital project performance, monitored by a multi-year performance improvement plan.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Mark Bello stated, “We are very pleased to continue our long history of supporting the Cape Town Refinery through this new professional services Master Agreement. We look forward to working with Chevron toward achieving a safe, reliable and profitable operation.”

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. In South Africa, Jacobs operates as Jacobs Matasis (Pty) Ltd., a company jointly owned by Jacobs Engineering Group and Matasis Investment Holdings.

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KBR awarded FEED Contract for Petrokemya Butadiene Unit Expansion Project in Saudi Arabia

KBR has announced that it has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for the debottlenecking and expansion of its Petrokemya Butadiene Extraction Plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya), a wholly-owned affiliate of SABIC, is one of the largest manufacturing sites in Al Jubail. The site has an installed capacity of approximately 5.15 million metric tons per year of petrochemicals including olefins, PVC/VCM, polystyrene and polyethylene plants in addition to utilities and steam generation.

The butadiene extraction plant was built in 1993 with a capacity of 123 kilotons per year. Petrokemya plans to significantly expand the capacity of the plant. This expansion is part of Petrokemya and SABIC’s vision and strategic business plan with a view of growing market demands in the downstream petrochemical market.

“KBR is delighted to further strengthen our more than 20-year relationship with SABIC and our commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through this strategic project,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This contract award for the Petrokemya Butadiene Debottleneck Project demonstrates KBR’s world-class petrochemical execution and delivery capabilities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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Technip wins contract for new refinery units in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Technip has been awarded by The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) a significant contract on a reimbursable basis to develop the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of the refinery located in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The FEED contract covers four main work packages that include units aimed at processing the “bottom of the barrel” components to high value products, and all associated offsites and utilities to provide seamless integration with existing refinery facilities earmarked for retention post this major modernization.

The project aims at enhancing the refinery configuration, by increasing the throughput from 267,000 to 360,000 barrel per day as well as improving the product slate and profitability.

Technip’s operating center in Rome, Italy, in cooperation with Technip’s operating center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will execute the contract, scheduled to be completed at the end of 2015.

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Yokogawa wins Control System Order for Rabigh 2 Combined Cycle Power Plant Saudi Arabia

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea Co., Ltd., has won an order from Samsung C&T Corporation to supply control systems for the Rabigh 2 combined cycle power plant*, which is being built in Rabigh on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.

This power plant will have three 700 MW combined cycle power units with gas turbines, giving it a total capacity of 2,100 MW. The plant is being built for Al Mourjan For Electricity Production Company, whose shareholders are the Saudi Electricity Company (50%) and a consortium (50%) consisting of Samsung C&T Corporation and ACWA Power International, an independent power producer. The plant is scheduled to start operation in June 2017.

For this project, Yokogawa will deliver a CENTUMR VP integrated production control system for the monitoring and operation of all plant facilities, including the gas turbines, exhaust-heat-recovery boilers, and steam turbines, and for the control of the exhaust-heat-recovery boilers. The company will be responsible for engineering, and will also provide support for installation, commissioning, and operator training. This system is scheduled to be delivered by the middle of next year.

The winning of this control system order can be attributed to Yokogawa's solid track record in providing control systems to the power industry, including over 100 systems for combined cycle power plants, and to the strong engineering capabilities of Yokogawa Electric Korea. An additional contributing factor was our excellent customer support network in Saudi Arabia.

Combined cycle power plants generate power more efficiently and emit fewer greenhouse gases than conventional thermal power plants that use only gas or steam turbines. Power utilities all over the world are planning to construct plants of this type at sites that have ready access to natural gas. Encouraged by its success in winning this order, Yokogawa plans to expand its control business in the power sector, including the combined cycle power plant segment.

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Foster Wheeler awarded Contract for Heat Recovery Steam Generators in Saudi Arabia

Foster Wheeler AG has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Al-Toukhi Company for the design and supply of four heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs). The units will be installed at Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC) Hail Power Plant in the central region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the contract value will be included in the company’s third-quarter 2014 bookings.

Foster Wheeler will design and supply the vertical design HRSGs and provide advisory services for erection and start-up of the units. The Hail 2 project includes the conversion to combined cycle of four existing Siemens SGT-2000 combustion turbines, firing Arabian light oil, by adding one steam turbine and four HRSGs. With this conversion the power output of the plant will be increased by 147 MW, without increasing the fuel consumption.

“Foster Wheeler is pleased to supply these HRSGs for SEC’s Hail 2 project featuring our improved state-of-the-art design for vertical HRSGs,” said Byron Roth, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler’s Environmental and Industrial Group. “With over 80 years of HRSG experience, we are confident our HRSG solutions best meet the project goals of our customers.”

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