HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENGlobal Corporation (NASDAQ: ENG), a leading provider of energy-related engineering and automation services, announced today that it has been awarded a project from Huntsman Performance Products ("Huntsman"), a division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), to provide engineering and project management services at Huntsman's manufacturing plant in Port Neches, Texas.
In April 2012, Huntsman announced its intent to add 250 million pounds per year of EO capacity to its existing one billion pounds annual capacity at the same plant. ENGlobal expects to perform the engineering, design and project management of the reconstruction of an Ethylene Oxide (EO) Unit.
The Company will begin work on the project immediately with engineering scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2013.Stu Monteith, President of Huntsman Performance Products, said, "The expansion of our ethylene oxide capacity enables Huntsman to leverage the favorable North American ethane cost position, which will benefit our intermediate chemicals and has an attractive projected return on investment. We are excited to join with ENGlobal to work on this expansion." "We are pleased to receive this award from Huntsman, who is a long standing and valued client," said William A. Coskey, P.E., ENGlobal's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The award clearly affirms our industry expertise and capability in delivering a safe, quality project in all respects. We are deeply committed to addressing our clients' unique project needs and production objectives." About ENGlobal ENGlobal (NASDAQ: ENG), founded in 1985, is a provider of engineering and related project services principally to the energy sector throughout the United States and internationally. ENGlobal operates through two business segments: Automation and Engineering & Construction. ENGlobal's Automation segment provides services related to the design, fabrication & implementation of process distributed control and analyzer systems, advanced automation, and related information technology. The Engineering & Construction segment provides consulting services relating to the development, management and execution of projects requiring professional engineering as well as inspection, construction management, mechanical integrity, field support, quality assurance and plant asset management. ENGlobal has approximately 1,500 employees in 12 offices and 9 cities. Further information about the Company and its businesses is available at www.ENGlobal.com . About Huntsman