DALLAS—Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. will provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for Evonik's new precipitated silica plant in Charleston, S.C.
The Evonik contract, Jacobs said, was awarded based on "application of inherent safety in facility design, safety leadership during field execution and in-depth knowledge of Evonik's facility standards and requirements."
Construction of the Evonik silica plant, which will be located close to several large tire manufacturers, is scheduled for completion in 2018.
"Safety is a top priority for Jacobs and Evonik, and this project demonstrates the commitment we both have to provide a safe environment for our people who design, build and eventually work at the new plant," said Ken Gilmartin, senior vice president for Jacobs life sciences, consumer goods and manufacturing.
"Once manufacturing commences, it will leave a lasting impact on Evonik's consumers and the community as a whole, providing safer, more energy-efficient tires." Gilmartin said.