NatureWorks taps Jacobs for next biobased chemicals plant

September 29, 2013 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks announced that Jacobs has been awarded the engineering design contract for the company’s next world-scale Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia. “Jacobs’ front-end engineering design work will include major equipment design and is the next stage of what is a multi-year project that will move into detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, and plant start-up,” explained Steve Bray, Director of Manufacturing and Engineering, NatureWorks. The company noted that these phases of the project collectively may require three years for completion, with Thailand currently targeted as the preferred plant location.

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