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Nov. 17, 2022

JGC and Kiewit JV Awarded an EPC Contract for one of the World's Largest Ethylene Plants in the United States

JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO Masayuki Sato) announced today that a Joint Venture consisting of JGC America, Inc. and Kiewit Energy Group Inc. (Kiewit), hereafter referred to as "JKJV", has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contract for the ethylene portion of an integrated polymers project in Orange, Texas, U.S.A. The client, known as Golden Triangle Polymers, is a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical and QatarEnergy. The client has made the final investment decision for the project.

The complex will use ethane derived from US shale gas as the feedstock for the production of ethylene and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). The ethylene plant will have an annual production capacity of 2 million tons, one of the largest such plants in the world, to help meet increasing demand for polymer products arising from the continued growth of the global middle class.

JGC has a track record of involvement in over 50 ethylene plant construction projects, including large-scale facilities inside and outside Japan, and is regarded as one of the world's leading contractors with its numerous project accomplishments and advanced engineering technologies. Chevron Phillips Chemical and QatarEnergy have been important clients of JGC for many years. In 2015 JGC completed a large-scale gas processing plant construction project in Qatar for QatarEnergy, and in 2008 and 2011, it delivered two large-scale petrochemical plant construction projects in Saudi Arabia for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Most recently, in 2017, JGC completed a large-scale petrochemical plant construction project for Chevron Phillips Chemical in Texas.

The selection of JKJV as the EPC Contractor for this project reflects the client's positive evaluation of the strengths of the JKJV's proposal founded on JGC's track record,relationships with the client, and Kiewit's fabrication and construction capabilities in the U.S.A.

As a world-leading engineering contractor in the ethylene field, the JGC Group of companies will continue to actively pursue sales activities for ethylene plant construction projects planned worldwide.