Midwest Fertilizer awards Jacobs contract for new $2.4bn plant

17 December 2013 14:19  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--California-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc on Tuesday announced it has won a contract to provide program management services for Midwest Fertilizer's new $2.4bn (€1.75bn) nitrogen-based fertilizer plant in Indiana.

The Pasadena-headquartered firm did not disclose the contract value of the Posey County project that involves the construction of an ammonium nitrate (AN) plant. Building work is expected to begin in November 2014 and take three years to complete, Jacobs said in a short statement.

is Nagel, vice president of the provider of technical professional and construction services, commented: "It's exciting to be part of Midwest Fertilizer's expansion into the US market. We look forward to partnering with them on their new facility, the first nitrogenous fertilizer plant to be built in the US in more than 25 years."

Midwest has a 48% ownership stake from the Fatima Group, which is a fertilizer manufacturer based in Lahore, Pakistan. The rest of the ownership is a consortium of international investors.

($1 = €0.73)

By: Richard Ewing
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