Jacob Engineering wins Al Jalamid project contract

US company, Jacob Engineering Group and SNC Lavalin of Canada are to undertake a feasibility study for the Al Jalamid Phosphate project.

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By  Eudore Chand Published  January 13, 2004

US company, Jacob Engineering Group and SNC Lavalin of Canada are to undertake a feasibility study for the Al Jalamid Phosphate project, which is located near Turayf in northern Saudi Arabia. The US $1 billion Al Jalamid project will eventually see the construction of a phosphate mine and related chemical plant complex. Jacob and SNC Lavalin did not release the value of their contract, but it is likely to be worth about 5% of the project’s total budget. The Al Jalamid project is being undertaken by Ma’aden, the Saudi Arabian Mining Company, and its partner, Saudi Oger. The companies intend to develop the phosphate resource in the region along with a bauxite deposit in the vicinity of Al Qassim. The project will leverage on the high quality of the mineral resources in the area, the abundant low-cost energy, natural gas and petroleum byproduct supply, as well as its geographic proximity to the fast growing Asian markets. “We were selected to perform the [feasibility] study for this world class project based on our unique technical qualifications and we believe that working with SNC Lavalin will provide an excellent partnership for achieving the project’s objectives,” said Jacobs Group’s vice president, Allyn Taylor.

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