Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.announced that it received a contract from CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC) to design and license Jacobs' proprietary EUROCLAUS technology for a desulfurization unit as part of the Ta-Lin refinery expansion project in Kaoshiung, Taiwan.
Officials did not disclose the contract or investment values, but noted that Jacobs will execute the project from its office in Leiden, The Netherlands.
This project is the first to combine Jacobs' EUROCLAUS technology with DynaWave technology, which is engineered and licensed by U.S.-based MECS, Inc., the world's largest supplier of sulfuric acid technology. The combination of these two unique technologies makes it possible to achieve very low sulfur emissions at low investment cost compared to existing technologies. The new desulfurization unit will be integral to CPC's refinery operations.
Jacobs introduced EUROCLAUS technology to the global marketplace in 1985 and now has over 200 units in operation. Addition of the DynaWave technology to the EUROCLAUS process nearly eliminates sulfur from the production process. This results in cleaner fuels with minimal gaseous emissions and lower energy consumption.
CPC, a state-ownedpetroleum,natural gas, andgasolinecompany inTaiwanand the core of the Taiwanesepetrochemicalsindustry, will design and build the Ta-Lin refinery expansion. The new facility, scheduled to be operational in 2013, will produce clean fuels products for the local Taiwanese market.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Robert Matha stated, "As a leader in desulphurization technology, we are proud to support CPC in providing environmentally friendly, clean fuels to their customers."
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.
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