Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs Oy and enzyme company Roal Oy have signed a contract covering the expansion of the existing enzyme production plant in Rajamäki, Finland. Roal’s enzyme production plant serves food, clothing, feed and pulp & paper processing industries globally.

The value of the agreement between the two parties is of several million euros and the project engineering and execution will be managed by Neste Jacobs.

The expansion is about to commence in early April 2013 and will go through number of phases through to the end of March 2015. The final phase of the expansion will be completed by the end of June 2016.

“The new contract is based on the long and good cooperation that we have with Roal and supports well our vision to be the preferred solution provider also in biotechnology”, says Neste Jacobs’ Managing Director Jarmo Suominen.

“The Roal site has, over the last few years developed a talented multifunctional internal team, which will work directly with Neste Jacobs to deliver the detailed engineering and the subsequent project. We are very happy to carry on the good working relationship with Neste Jacobs, which goes back a number of years. During this period of working together Neste Jacobs have proven themselves as a professional and reliable partner. Neste Jacobs has a strong competence in the planning of the biotechnical processes, which we appreciate a lot”, says Roal’s Project Director Terry Doyle.

Neste Jacobs in brief

Neste Jacobs is a preferred solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services for a wide range of industries in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals and biotechnology fields. We have more than 50 years of experience in technology development and industrial investment projects as well as maintenance and performance improvement in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to the Nordic countries we are looking to grow in the expanding markets of the Middle East and Russia in particular. We employ some 1.000 professionals globally.

Roal Ltd in brief

Roal Ltd is one of the world’s largest enzyme companies. We produce enzymes for different industrial applications, e.g. baking, food, technical and feed industries. In our process we combine long term biotechnical research and knowledge with modern technology and professional personnel. Our R&D and manufacturing facilities are located in Rajamäki, 50 km north of Finland’s capital Helsinki. Over 90 % of our products are exported worldwide.


Source: Neste Jacobs Oy