A growing need for biochemicals
As the market has evolved, we’ve been helping develop bio-based and green chemical processes. We know how to send renewable feedstock through biomass fractionation by gasification, cracking and fermentation; purify and dehydrate it with one or more of distillation, evaporation, precipitation and crystallization; then, if needed, send it to a polymerization process. Our own research, coupled with a deep understanding of chemical engineering, means we can help you grow in a more long-term, sustainable biochemicals industry.
With us, you have access to highly advanced simulation tools that help identify feasible technical solutions and optimal operational modes. Our range of technical solutions includes ARxPINUS for tall oil production, and NAPCON automation fitted for more general process optimization. We carefully tailor a unique solution ideal for your particular applications.
Whether you are new to biochemicals or well-established, we can help you take your research project out of the laboratory and into full-scale commercial viability. From simple advice on HSE to full engineering or project management, work with us as you build a new plant, improve your existing facility, or co-develop a brand new technology. We offer you the double-expert knowledge of both petroleum and biochemistry that leads to new ways of working.
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Account Manager, Biochemicals
Biochemicals Investment Material Service
Materials tied to engineering design
We now offer procurement and supply service to your investment project. With over 200 such projects going on around the world at any given time, we handle the acquisition of materials worth hundreds of millions of euros every year. Using this purchasing power, you benefit from our expertise and high-volume savings. We also ensure that exactly the right amount of materials reach your site just when you need them, cutting your transport, storage, and similar expenses. Our Logistics Center is your Logistics Center. Our multidisciplinary, cross-industry expertise gives you access to the best materials sources, and we can handle any investment materials logistics.
With us, your materials come from the same place as your engineering. By integrating design with sourcing, you safeguard quality, as real experts recommend the right parts for your specific processes. You also save time, as you consult with fewer vendors. Run your project with us, and we can provide full end-to-end engineering, procurement, and construction management services.
Biochemicals Health, Safety and Environment
Health, safety and environment is in everything we do
Neste Jacobs is committed to respect for the environment and protecting the health and safety of all people affected by our projects, including our own employees, customer personnel and other stakeholders, wherever we operate. This also means compliance with all applicable health, safety and environment (HSE) legal requirements and other adopted industry standards.
As a customer, you deserve the safety in your processes, and the best quality design and engineering work. We want to protect the health of people, keep the environment safe from emissions, save energy, and prevent property losses. Being your solution provider, we understand it is about the added value created through our delivery to you in terms of safety, environment, and quality. Safety is present in everything we do.
We try to exceed your expectations by constant improvement. This is a basic principle at Neste Jacobs. Continuous development in all our activities makes our operations strong.
Sustainable business creates sustainable solutions, taking safety, environmental matters, and quality into account. Sustainable design leads to substantial savings throughout the life cycle of your investment. It benefits the health of both people and the environment and ensures the availability and reliability of your assets.
The proof of our performance lies in the consistently positive feedback we have received from many customers on this issue. Our knowledge and careful application of HSE standards and practices represent an unrivalled reputation for care and diligence in the field.
Our top management, leaders at every level and all our employees understand their responsibilities and are committed to health, safety, environmental and quality in our business.
We care about our people, the surrounding community and our world, and we live up to our commitments.
An integral approach to your needs
Neste Jacobs can provide you with all the required services from the idea and your plant start up and beyond.
We can provide all the engineering services you need, taking care of your concept design, feasibility study, basic engineering and front-end engineering design (FEED), and when you are ready, full EPCM services, right up to commissioning and handover. Suitable for any site development project, be it a new plant, a modernization, capacity increase, or technical additions, we provide high-level engineering across all major process industries. Our cooperative, multidisciplinary approach gives us the unique ability to maximize your process efficiency and fully integrate your project with planned or existing facilities and infrastructure.
Building on 60 years of engineering experience, we manage your project with our own special project model called ProMo5. It features a strong business and teamwork orientation, maximizing efficiency and scalability while emphasizing safety and quality in every project. Our highly-skilled workforce uses the latest design software for processes, equipment, automation and plant life cycle data management to address your specific requirements.
Biochemicals Commissioning and start up
Making your plant operational
Neste Jacobs commissioning and start-up services help you take your new facility from a mechanically complete building to a productive, operating plant.
After construction, we enter the pre-commissioning phase, with on-site testing and a check of mechanical completion. The commissioning phase comes next, with functional testing, including the SIS, for the full safety of your personnel. We also cover punch lists, overall inspection and clearance. Our comprehensive approach ensures nothing gets forgotten on your project.
When our commissioning team hands over your plant, you can look forward to a safe, efficient and on-schedule start-up. We provide you with operating and maintenance instructions written by the design engineers themselves, training and support on the equipment and automation fine-tuning as the processes reach production capacity. Yet our commitment to you does not end with start-up. We can continue to provide you with engineering support throughout the entire life cycle of your facility.
Biochemicals Owner's team
Boost the skills and experience in your team
When you integrate Neste Jacobs experts into your project team, you get all the support you need to make your investment project a complete success. You have access to our long professional experience and an enormous pool of resources, including our deep knowledge of project management, automation and process engineering, a network of trusted contractors worldwide, and our unique local-remote concept that leverages nearby resources for global impact. We know every site is different, and we tailor our collaborative services specifically to your requirements.
If you’re new to investment projects or you are starting up fresh business in a production area that is unfamiliar to you, we can help you focus on the important issues and guide you in the daily decision making that is crucial for successful project management. Our comprehensive know-how ensures the high quality of the result while completing your project on time and on budget. Working closely with you as a part of your own team, Neste Jacobs experts are just like members of your organization. For us, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Biochemicals Project management consulting
Help your project go further
Neste Jacobs can help you achieve your investment objectives in both small- and large-scale site investment projects by running your entire project for you, all the way from initial concept to commissioning and start-up. Drawing on decades of experience and the talents of a diverse team of experts, our comprehensive project management consulting (PMC) services help you complete your project on time and on budget. Our offices around the world work together to integrate our expertise in HSE systems, risk management, procurement, and the engineering, that will guide your project to success.
We understand that you face constant challenges throughout your project, so our PMC team helps keep costs down and optimizes the use of your resources with a proven, focused approach. We have the capability to be onsite throughout the project lifecycle, because we know every site is different and local knowledge improves quality through accuracy. Besides face-to-face contact, we also facilitate communication between members of the PMC team and your own organization through several highly-advanced proprietary and licensed software tools. The right tools provide information, assist in understanding and help us make the right decisions with you.
Turnaround done properly
As old technology wears out and new technology improves, turnaround will eventually be necessary in your plant, and unfortunately, it will interrupt the operations at your facility. However, with our long experience of engineering and project services, we can deliver a professional and efficient turnaround project, so you can get back to production as soon as possible. We start by helping you carefully define what you want to do with the turnaround to meet your targets. Whatever your needs, good planning helps mitigate risks, optimize execution and streamline the entire project.
Neste Jacobs knows that each turnaround is different. To be successful, it must be based on your business strategy and optimizing the life cycle of your valuable assets. We can offer you a systematic approach that combines the highest level of engineering competence, a deep knowledge of maintenance and investment, and a detailed understanding of project management. Our skilled experts keep it on schedule, minimize downtime, and help you leverage the full potential of your turnaround.
Biochemicals Debottlenecking and troubleshooting
Optimising your plant
Neste Jacobs provides optimization services that help you maximize the productivity of your process units. Our extensive knowledge of unit integration helps you get the most out of your current assets by making operational changes and modifications to streamline your processes. Debottlenecking can raise your production capacity with only small alterations to your facility. Troubleshooting can minimize or eliminate recurrent problems that hinder production.
Modifications often lead to critical changes in operating conditions throughout your entire plant. Our experienced engineering team participates in all of your project phases and uses high-level technology to create simulations, calculate equipment requirements, and optimize energy use. Sophisticated automation software like NAPCON can transform your refinery by regulating processes, reducing the chance of human error and supplying vital information on the effectiveness of changes.
The spark of change
We provide strategic advisory services for energy and process companies who want to move forward into a successful and sustainable future. New technologies emerging due to intensive research in biochemistry, strong pressures to increase energy efficiency as well as digitalization and the global trend toward renewable sourcing have created exciting opportunities for those who know how to take advantage and rise to the challenge. Businesses must understand industry changes and adapt to a rapidly shifting market to maintain and increase profitability.
Our one hundred and forty technical and business experts offer you a wide range of valuable expertise to help you develop the vision, knowledge, creativity and future direction of your enterprise. We guide you towards better pre-investment decisions on technology, product, market, mergers, HSEQ and any subject relevant to the operation of a long-lasting, successful business. Our advice helps customers involved in both physical industry and financial investments.
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Head of Consulting
Biochemicals Technology co-development
Developing a unique solution together
Your new technology is more likely to succeed commercially with the right experience and resources behind it. Besides R&D, you need modelling, conceptual process design and multidisciplinary engineering. Close collaboration with us can help bring a good idea into profitable commercial production quickly, with careful attention to cost, safety and environment. The outcome is an optimized and mature process concept. We can take you through all the phases of process design, plant engineering, start-up, and even licensing to other customers – the whole development project from beginning to end.
Co-development saves time and money. Your research work is sharper, market entry comes earlier without unnecessary piloting, and you can use our experience, know-how and innovation capabilities to enhance your research. You have less risk, because our expertise will provide you with understanding for more precise process design and enhanced HSE awareness will be built in right from the start. Our in-house data banks, simulation software, and technical competence, earned from a long, proven track record, focus testing and reduce development obstacles. In addition, access to our network links with universities, research institutes and commercial organizations ensures you have the best external resources at your fingertips.
To err is human, to improve is NAPCON
NAPCON continues where human capabilities end. We help you find and utilize potential you didn’t know existed. With NAPCON products it is possible to reach results beyond human capabilities and employ the Industrial Internet to your advantage. With over 30 years of inside the fence engineering experience and a broad portfolio of industries, NAPCON can answer any question you may have and help your business tackle problems you never knew even existed.
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Head of Sales and Marketing, NAPCON
Intelligent tall oil processing with guaranteed performance
Crude tall oil (CTO), a side product from chemical pine pulping, is one answer to the growing demand for renewables. Using our innovative on purpose technology comprising of integrated drying, depitching and distillation solutions will help you fully utilize this feedstock. The ARxPINUS process has maximum separation efficiency and produces a wide range of high-quality crude tall oil grades that can be adjusted for further processing and their final use in end products such as soaps, alkydresins, adhesives, ink solvents and fuels.
Our design is based on accurate modelling of undesired chemical reactions and flow patterns, thereby predicting correctly the yield and purity of your output. Reliable modelling, proven engineering solutions and built-in feedstock flexibility guarantees that your plant functions as designed and anticipates superior quality products, high availability and easy operability. With your trustworthy production facility in operation, you can focus on developing your customer base and research into new sources and uses for tall oil.