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October 31, 2012

Jacobs wins contract from PPL for sulfuric-acid plant expansion

Gerald Ondrey

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; has received a contract from Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. (PPL) to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for its sulfuric-acid plant expansion project in Paradeep, Orissa, India.

Officials did not disclose the contract value, however noted that the total contract duration is 24 months.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is overseeing the work of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors as they expand PPL's sulfuric acid plant to enable an estimated capacity of over 2,000 ton/d. The expansion project also includes a retrofit of the heat recovery system in PPL's existing sulfuric acid plants, plus a new captive power plant and allied Outside Boundary Limits (OSBL) facilities.

PPL is a premier fertilizer company engaged in manufacturing and marketing complex phosphatic fertilizers in India. The company is owned by Zuari Holdings Ltd, OCP of Morocco and the government of India.


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