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June 25, 2014
14:08 EDTJECJacobs Engineering awarded contract by ASHTA Chemicals
Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it was awarded a contract to support ASHTA Chemicals in making significant upgrades to its chlorine and potassium-based chemicals plant located in Ashtabula, Ohio. Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that ASHTA is making the $60M investment to improve operational efficiency and reduce the plantís energy consumption and environmental impact. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing engineering, procurement and construction management services for the project, which is expected to take between 24-30 months to complete. The investment program includes replacing the plantís current mercury cell processing technology with membrane cell technology, an environmentally sustainable alternative that is expected to reduce power consumption by approximately 20%, increase component lifetimes, and improve production efficiency and worker safety.
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March 24, 2015
07:47 EDTJECJacobs Engineering awarded contract for Network Rail link to Heathrow
Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it was awarded a contract by Network Rail to support its proposed new rail link from the west of England to London Heathrow airport, United Kingdom. The proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow includes a new direct, double track link between the Great Western main line at Langley in Berkshire into Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport. Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that the work is being executed over the next 12 months from Jacobsí offices in the UK. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is producing a design for Network Railís Development Consent Order, which is expected to be submitted in early 2016. Jacobsí scope of work includes topographical surveys and geotechnical investigations, tunneling design for the new 3.1 mile route, and railway systems designs for track and overhead line equipment. Network Railís Signaling Design Group is producing the signaling design for system integration by Jacobs as lead designer. Jacobs is also providing environmental surveys and impact assessment to inform optimization of the tunnel route and location and design of surface structures. Jacobs delivered pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in the early planning stage of the project which identified significant potential cost savings. Currently in public consultation, if the Western Rail Access plans are approved, it is expected that the new service would be in operation by 2021.

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