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JACOBS AWARDED MULTIMILLION DOLLAR ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT WITH UNION CARBIDE

 JACOBS AWARDED MULTIMILLION DOLLAR ENGINEERING
 SERVICES CONTRACT WITH UNION CARBIDE
 BATON ROUGE, La., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it will perform engineering and detailed design services for a 50 percent expansion of Union Carbide's (NYSE: UK) acrolein production capacity at Taft, La. The expansion will improve the flexibility and back-up systems at the Taft plant.
 The multimillion dollar capacity increase is in support of Union Carbide's acrolein derivatives business and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 1993. Specific dollar value of the contract was undisclosed.
 Acrolein is primarily used as an intermediate in the animal feed industry. It is also an intermediate in the production of glutaraldehyde, a biocide material and a component of leather tanning products and other industrial chemicals. Acrolein is also an intermediate in the manufacture of cycloaliphatic epoxides used in coatings.
 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., provides single-source consulting, engineering, design, architectural, environmental and hazardous waste management, procurement, construction, construction management, contract maintenance and operations services to government and industry worldwide. The company has 22 offices located throughout the United States and Ireland, with a major office in Baton Rouge.
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 /CONTACT: Stefanie Spikell of Jacobs Engineering, 818-578-6835/
 (JEC UK) CO: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.; Union Carbide ST: Louisiana, California IN: CHM OIL CST SU: CON


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