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Neste Jacobs awarded EPCM contract

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Neste Jacobs, a global solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services, and Haltermann Carless, a well-established HCS Group brand and leading provider of high-value specialty hydrocarbons, have announced they signed an EPCM services contract. Neste Jacobs will perform the EPCM services for an upgrade and expansion of the Haltermann Carless' production site in Speyer, Germany. Neste Jacobs has also performed the front end design and will be the technology provider for the investment which targeted to be in production by the end of 2018. The parties had previously signed a Letter Of Intent (LoI) for EPCM services.

A versatile hydrogenation unit, based on Neste Jacobs' NExSAT technology, will enable Haltermann Carless to process larger feedstock volumes and respond to the increasing demand for very low aromatic oils and speciality hydrocarbon chemicals, thus opening a wider range of possibilities for its customers. Neste Jacobs' proprietary NExSAT technology is developed to produce high-quality hydrocarbon products that meet today's stringent standards for low impurity, aromatic and olefin content.

"As an important part of our company's development strategy, we look forward to the support of Neste Jacobs in the engineering and construction of the plant", comments Duncan Stonehouse, Chief Supply Chain Officer of HCS Group. "It will bring us an essential extension of production capacity to support the increasing demand for our specialised products. Neste Jacobs' experience in hydrogenation technology and project management will be an indispensable part of our project progress."

"This is yet another great example of our abilities to provide technology and all related engineering and project management services for the focused fast-track project execution. The project will continue to implementation phase without delays and we are eager to see our flexible NExSAT aromatic and olefin hydrogenation technology implemented and in commercial use at the Speyer site", says Jarmo Suominen, Chief Executive Officer of Neste Jacobs.

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