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Jacobs Wins Contract for Methanex Plant Relocation

7:59 AM MDT | August 17, 2012

Jacobs Engineering says that it was awarded a contract from Methanex to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a previously announced methanol production facility at Geismar, LA. Methanex is relocating the facility from Chile to Geismar at a cost of about $550 million. The plant will add 1 million m.t./year of methanol capacity when it starts production at the end of 2014. Methanex recently said Geismar was chosen because of low natural gas prices, large methanol consumption in the region, and available workforce. From its offices in...

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