SOURCE: Jacobs Engineering Group | 10 Jul 2012

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it received a five-year contract from Shell Canada Energy for front end engineering design, engineering, procurement, construction support, commissioning support and related services for the Jackpine Mine Tailings and Infrastructure Program. The Jackpine Mine is one of two mines at Shell's Albian Sands site near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Officials did not disclose the contract value.

Jacobs is delivering a portfolio of projects involving conceptual engineering of new technologies to consolidate tailings and meet environmental requirements.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Chip Mitchell stated, "We are delighted to build on our previous success with Shell at the Albian Sands site and extend our services into environmental projects at the Jackpine Mine. Our strength in portfolio management combined with our team's proven performance on tailings projects supports Shell in the responsible development of their oil sands assets."

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