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Jacobs Selected for Solvay's Specialty Polymers Project in China

Jacobs Logo Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract from Solvay for a major, specialty polymers production plant to be built at Solvay's industrial site in Changshu, which is located in the province of Jiangsu, China.

Officials estimate the contract value to be approximately US$9 million (RMB 62 million). Jacobs is executing the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract from its Shanghai operations in China.

Solvay is investing approximately US$160 million (EUR 120 million) into this plant, which will produce its products SOLEF® PVDF and TECNOFLON® FKM, as well as its essential VF2 monomer. The plant is scheduled to become operational in the first quarter of 2014 and is expected to significantly boost Solvay's global production capacity for these specialty polymers.

Jacobs Group Vice President Tom Quinn stated:

"We look forward to contributing to this large and significant project for Solvay, drawing upon our strong, sector-relevant technical and project management skills to support the project."

Published 28/02/2012

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues of nearly $11 billion, Jacobs offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance.

SOLVAY is an international chemical group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player, which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top three global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving the quality of life and the performance of its customers in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 30,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12 billion in sales (pro forma) in 2010. Solvay SA is listed on NYSE Euronext (SOLB.BE - Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).

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