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Jacobs provides EPCM services for Lubrizol plant

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has announced that it provided services for The Lubrizol Corporation’s recently commissioned chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej, India. The plant, which has capacity to produce 55 000 tpy of compound, supports the growth of Lubrizol’s emerging FlowGuard®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® businesses in South Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. The plant is the first major investment in India for US-based Lubrizol, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

Jacobs was associated with the plant’s construction from the conceptual design phase through the basic engineering and total installed cost (TIC) estimate. It subsequently provided detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the entire project.

The plant’s chlorinated polyvinyl chloride unit was mechanically completed within the targeted project schedule of 20 months and within 5% of the TIC estimate, along with cost savings of 34% of engineering fees, thus meeting overall project objectives of Lubrizol.

Commenting on the successful commissioning, Jacobs Senior Vice President and General Manager - Asia & India, Vinayak Pai stated, “We are proud to have contributed to this significant milestone for Lubrizol in India through our delivery of effective EPCM services along with significant value savings on this project. This success builds on our strong long term relationship with Lubrizol worldwide.”

Lubrizol Project Manager (US) Jim Walt stated, “It was a great pleasure to work with Jacobs on this important project, and we look forward to our continued association with the company on future projects.” The project was led by Jacobs’ Petroleum and Chemicals line of business.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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