Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract by CMPC Group’s Celulose Riograndense Ltda. for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant for its pulp expansion project in Guaiba, Río Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that when completed, the plant is anticipated to produce 60 tons (equivalent to 55 metric tonnes) of chlorine dioxide per day.
Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is designing and engineering the plant, supplying key equipment and materials including Jacobs’ proprietary Chemetics ® equipment, and providing technical services for plant erection, operator training, commissioning and testing.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Executive Vice President Andy Kremer stated, “We are pleased to leverage our experience with many pulp mill clients in Asia to support CMPC on this project. This is our first integrated chlorine dioxide plant supplied within South America, and we look forward to working with CMPC to help them achieve competitive advantage through our integrated process, which offers the lowest-cost method of producing chlorine dioxide available.”Celulose Riograndense Ltda. is a business division of Empresas CMPC, an integrated forestry group headquartered in Chile, and the fourth largest pulp supplier in the world. Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2012 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.