Jacobs Awarded Contracts by Foskor in South Africa

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it has been awarded two contracts by Foskor (Pty) Limited to design and fabricate two final acid towers and one acid cooler for Foskor’s sulfuric acid plants at its Acid Division in Richards Bay, South Africa.

Officials did not disclose the contract values.

Under the terms of the contracts, Jacobs is designing the equipment and process for two final acid towers using Jacobs’ proprietary Chemetics® alloy SARAMET®. Jacobs is also designing and fabricating a proprietary anodically protected sulfuric acid cooler being manufactured at Jacobs’ facility in Pickering, Ontario, Canada; and managing local fabrication and site coordination from Jacobs’ operations in South Africa.

Jacobs Group Vice President Andy Kremer stated, “This project builds on a successful acid cooler replacement that Jacobs completed for Foskor in 2009. We look forward to many more opportunities to enhance Foskor’s competitive advantage through superior technical solutions.”

Jacobs has supplied more than 1,600 proprietary acid coolers to clients over more than 40 years.

Foskor is a South African producer of phosphates and phosphoric acid supplying international markets. Foskor’s Acid Division manufactures sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and phosphate-based granular fertilisers (MAP, MAPzn and DAP).

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

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SOURCE Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

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