Jacobs wins consulting deal for PPL sulfuric acid expansion in India

Jacobs Engineering Group on Tuesday received a contract from Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. (PPL) to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for its sulfuric acid plant expansion project in Paradeep, Orissa, India.

Officials did not disclose the contract value, noting that the total contract duration is 24 months.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is overseeing the work of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors as they expand PPL’s sulfuric acid plant to enable an estimated capacity of over 2,000 tpd.

The expansion project also includes a retrofit of the heat recovery system in PPL’s existing sulfuric acid plants, plus a new captive power plant and allied Outside Boundary Limits (OSBL) facilities.

"We are delighted to receive this contract from PPL and are committed to delivering a high level of value on the project," said Jacobs vice president Allyn Taylor.

"We are pleased to have increasing opportunities to expand the capabilities we provide to many business sectors throughout India.”

PPL is a leading fertilizer company engaged in manufacturing and marketing complex phosphatic fertilizers in India. The company is owned by Zuari Holdings Ltd., OCP of Morocco and the government of India.

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