Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it received a contract from Asian Paints Limited (APL) to provide engineering services for a greenfield paint plant in India.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing detailed engineering and construction supervision services for the plant. The contract duration is 37 months.

When complete, the new paint plant is expected to produce 300,000 kiloliters per annum of decorative paints. The plant is a key component of APL's expansion program in India.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Petroleum and Chemicals President Gary Mandel stated, "We are delighted to expand our relationship with APL as it continues to invest in this region. I'm confident our global experience in the Chemical industry combined with our strong local knowledge can contribute significant value to this strategically important facility."

APL is India's largest and Asia's third largest paints company, with 26 manufacturing plants in operation in India and around the world.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.

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