Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded two contracts by Foskor
Ltd. to design and fabricate two final acid towers and one acid
cooler for Foskors sulfuric acid plants in Richards Bay,
The contract value was not disclosed.
Under the terms of the deal, 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, which will be
manufactured at Jacobs' facility in Pickering, Ontario,
Meanwhile, the company plans to manage local fabrication and
site coordination from Jacobs' operations in South Africa.
This project builds on a successful acid
cooler replacement that Jacobs completed for Foskor in
2009, said Jacobs vice president Andy Kremer.
We look forward to many more opportunities to enhance
Foskor's competitive advantage through superior technical
Jacobs has supplied more than 1,600 proprietary acid coolers
to clients over more than 40 years, according to the