Canada’s SNC wins work for Saudi Ma’aden sulphuric acid plant

05 February 2014 14:59  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to work on 15,150 tonne/day sulphuric acid plant that will be part of a phosphate project in Saudi Arabia, the Canada-based international energy and chemicals engineer said in a statement released late Tuesday.

The sulphuric acid project is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2016, when it will rank as "one of the largest complexes of its kind," SNC said.

Under the contract award by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), SNC will work in a consortium with China’s Sinopec Engineering to provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up services for the sulphuric acid plant.

Also included in the agreement are two 75 megawatt power plants to recover heat generated by the acid plant operations.The total value of the contract is about $764m, with SNC’s share estimated at $500m, the company added.

Ma’aden’s Waad Al Shamal phosphate project involves the conversion of phosphate ore from Saudi Arabia’s Al Khabra mine into various end products, primarily for the agricultural sector.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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