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Jacobs secures contract with ISACC in Saudi Arabia  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) has been awarded a contract by IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride Company (ISACC) to provide engineering and project management services for the construction of a $300-million soda ash and calcium chloride production facility in Jubail’s Second Industrial City, the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Officials did not disclose the contract value, however noted that Jacobs’ offices in Winnersh, U.K.; Mumbai, India; and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia are supporting ISACC for the pre-contract award activities. The facility is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and the Gulf Cooperation Council to produce soda ash (sodium carbonate) and calcium chloride. These products, currently being imported, are used in oil and gas drilling operations, as well as in the manufacture of glass and detergents. Following award of the engineering, procurement and construction contract, Jacobs is also providing the project management services up to the plant startup. The commissioning production run is scheduled to start by end of 2014 and commercial operations are expected to follow in the first quarter of 2015. Work is currently in progress to secure all the other necessary utilities to run…
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