Jacobs Receives Contract From Hyundai Engineering for New Sulphur Recovery Unit

Jacobs' proprietary SUPERCLAUS(R) technology to be applied in design of new desulphurization unit for Turkmenistan gas plant

Jan 19, 2010, 07:45 ET from Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (HEC) to license and design  its proprietary SUPERCLAUS® technology for a desulphurization unit  at a new gas plant in Turkmenistan. The unit will be integral to the gas plant operated by state-owned Turkmengas, which produces, processes, and exports all gas reserves.

Officials did not disclose the contract or investment values.

South Korea-based HEC will design and build the new gas plant, which is scheduled to be operational in 2012. Gas produced from this plant will be supplied to China. Turkmenistan's natural gas reserves, with estimates ranging from 4 to 14 trillion cubic meters, are the fourth largest in the world.

Jacobs introduced SUPERCLAUS® technology in 1985 and now has over 200 units in operation. The technology nearly eliminates sulphur from the production process, resulting in cleaner fuels with minimal gaseous emissions and lower energy consumption.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Robert Matha stated, "As a leader in desulphurization technology, we are proud to support HEC in providing environmentally friendly, clean fuels."

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

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