News Sep 11, 2017

Jacobs JV Completes Landmark Phosphate Project in Wa'ad Al-Shamal, Saudi Arabia

Recently Jacobs completed Engineering, Procurement & Contract Management and Construction Management services for the utilities and infrastructure for the $30 billion Saudi Arabian Riyal (US$8 billion) overall Phosphate complex in Wa’ad Al-Shamal industrial city, in the northern Region of Saudi Arabia. 

Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC) selected Jacobs for this job after successful completion of the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) and FEED for the complete facility. The company has now begun production in its new facilities.

MWSPC is a joint venture of Ma’aden, The Mosaic Company and the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), to develop one of the largest phosphate facilities worldwide, and aims to be among the world’s largest phosphate production companies. 

“The teams did an excellent job in the safe and timely delivery of the utilities and infrastructure at MWSPC’s new facility. While it was the last project to be awarded, it was also the first of all the EPC/EPCm packages to be completed, and maintained an excellent safety record of 21.3 million safe man-hours without any lost time,” said Gary Mandel, Jacobs President Petroleum & Chemicals during the execution of the project. 

Jacobs delivered both the studies and the EPCm project through its global integrated delivery model, applying expertise from employees in Australia, India, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and the U.S. At peak times, 350 employees were simultaneously involved in developing the studies, with over 400 employees delivering EPCm for the project. All engineering work has been performed in Jacobs’ High Value Execution Centre in India.