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CB&I awarded storage tank contract in Kuwait

8:29 AM MST | March 5, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

CB&I today announced an award of a $60 million contract by JGSK JV, a joint venture between JGC Corp., GS E&C and SK E&C. The project scope includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of 39 storage tanks and two spheres for...


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