Jacobs Engineering to Support Higher Production at Rotterdam Refinery

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that a subsidiary company has been awarded a contract from Netherlands Refining Company (Nerefco) to provide engineering, procurement, and field services for the reconfiguration of facilities at the Europoort Refinery in Rotterdam.

Nerefco is a joint venture between BP (69%) and Chevron (31%). Jacobs has been providing ongoing technical support (engineering, procurement, and construction management) to Nerefco. The new work will be executed from the Jacobs offices in Leiden, The Netherlands, and Mumbai, India.

Officials did not disclose the contract details.

The Europoort refinery is one of the largest refineries in Europe, with an annual capacity of 18 million tons of crude oil. As currently planned, the reconfiguration program will involve three distinct packages. The projects will enhance safety practices, improve the availability of existing units, and create additional capacity for Nerefco to provide increased volumes of products for the clean fuels markets.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Andy Kremer stated, "We have helped Nerefco over the last 4 years to enhance its competitive operations at the Europoort Refinery, and we are very pleased to continue this successful collaboration. The reconfiguration program will help Nerefco to deliver even higher value to its shareholders."

Jacobs, with over 40,000 employees and revenues exceeding $6.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.