In early August, Bechtel Corp. and Jacobs Engineering Group were awarded a contract by Motiva Enterprises LLC (jointly owned by Saudi Refining, Inc. and Shell Oil Company) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a proposed 325,000 barrel per day (BPD) refinery expansion at its Port Arthur, TX facility.

In making the announcement, Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals president Bill Dudley said his company was pleased to be selected to design and build this important expansion in the refining capacity of the US. “The project is of major importance,” he said. “Its impact will be far reaching and we are committed to building a safe, reliable, state-of-the-art facility.”Jacobs and Bechtel will design and build one of the largest refinery expansions ever undertaken in North America.

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