Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride Jacobs to Develop new Plant Complex for Ino Chem in Saudi Arabia

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Jacobs Engineering works on the second phase of Ino Chem’s soda ash and calcium chloride manufacturing complex in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The American specialists will provide project management consultancy and development service for the project.

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Yanbu/Saudi Rabia, Pasadena/California – Under the terms of the agreement, Jacobs is providing PMC services during all phases of the project. The services are being led and closely supervised by Jacobs’ Al-Khobar office, with work being executed out of multiple locations around the world and specialist support from its offices in Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Antwerp. The industrial complex operations are planned to commence in 2018.

InoChem is the first manufacturer of soda ash in Saudi Arabia and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Persian Gulf region, as well as the biggest manufacturer of calcium chloride in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

In making the announcement, Abdul Aziz Yahya Al-Muaiyyad, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IDEA Soda Ash & Calcium Chloride Co. (ISACC), said the signing is just another important milestone in the overall development of the project progressing on time and on track. “We are delighted to continue working with Jacobs on our manufacturing complex in Yanbu Industrial City, where we are building one of the Kingdom’s strategic projects to diversify economy and reduce dependence on oil exports. Not only will the project contribute to industry developments through supplying its products to a number of downstream manufacturing projects, it will also contribute to achieving a Saudization rate of up to 75 percent of the total workforce,” he said.