Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has announced that it has received a contract from Aux Sable Canada LP and NOVA Chemicals for the engineering, procurement, and construction management of the extraction plant proposed for Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
The proposed extraction plant will have the capacity to process as much as 1.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Alliance pipeline, and will produce approximately 40,000 barrels per day of ethane. The extraction plant will be owned and operated by Aux Sable Canada LP, with the ethane delivered via pipeline to NOVA Chemicals’ Joffre, Alberta, petrochemical complex for use as a feedstock in the production of ethylene.
Engineering work began in March and facility start-up is expected in mid- 2010. Jacobs will access over three decades of experience in gas processing as well as extensive modularization capabilities to engineer and construct the facility