Shell initiates European blending facility contract

By | January 03, 2009
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has granted a three-year contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., a consulting, engineering and operations firm based in Pasadena, Calif., to design, engineer, procure, construct and install future Shell ethanol and biodiesel blending facilities in company depots throughout Europe. Jacobs will work out of Ghent, Belgium; provide Shell with conceptual designs and basic engineering packages for the biofuel blending projects; and fully implement most of them. The projects will help Shell to comply with European Union directives and to satisfy customer demands for renewable fuels, according to Robert Matha, vice president of Jacobs.