US Jacobs to design 172 tonne/day chlorine dioxide plant in Indonesia

20 May 2014 16:23 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant in South Sumatra, Indonesia, the US engineering firm said on Tuesday.

At 172 tonnes/day of planned capacity, the PT OKI Pulp and Paper Mills project will be the largest chlorine dioxide plant built, Jacobs said in a news release. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016.

Chlorine dioxide is used by pulp and paper makers for bleaching.

Jacobs will be designing and engineering the plant and providing technical services for plant erection, operator training, commissioning and testing. Jacobs also will supply equipment such as its proprietary Chemetics equipment.

“We are pleased to build upon our successes in supplying several chlorine dioxide plants to clients in Indonesia since the 1980s, and look forward to providing quality and value to PT OKI on this significant project,” Jacobs vice president Terry Hagen said.

PT OKI Pulp and Paper Mills is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.

By Jessie Waldheim