Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced February 2 that it received a 2.5-year contract from LyondellBasell to provide engineering services in support of plant changes and small project work at two of its manufacturing sites in The Netherlands. Those manufacturing sites include advanced polyolefins plants at Botlek and Maasvlakte. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, LyondellBasell is the largest producer and marketer of polypropylene and polyethylene in the region, with production sites in six countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe.
Officials did not disclose the contract value; however, they noted that services will be provided from Jacobs' nearby office in Hoogvliet.
LyondellBasell is the world's third-largest independent chemical company and one of the world's largest polymers, petrochemicals, and fuel companies. It has combined annual revenues of $50.7 billion (2008) and more than 15,000 employees worldwide. LyondellBasell's products are the basic building blocks used to manufacture countless goods and products that people use every day.
In making the announcement Jacobs group vice president Robert Matha said, "We are very pleased to partner with LyondellBasell and support their business in The Netherlands. We are confident we will help achieve their goals to enhance efficiencies and reduce energy usage."
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services.