Jacobs Joint Venture, JESA, Awarded Contract From OCP

EPCM Services to Support New DAP/MAP Production Plant

Dec 10, 2010, 11:12 ET from Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that Jacobs Engineering SA (JESA), the company's joint venture with OCP S.A (OCP), has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for OCP's latest Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP) production plant, to be constructed in Jorf Lasfar, Morocco.

Officials did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

Under the agreement, JESA's scope of work includes management, procurement and administration (in part or in full) of the design and construction of the first of four new plants. The plant, which is part of a major OCP investment program to expand its production capacity of DAP and MAP, is expected to be commissioned in July 2013. This investment program involves the construction of four identical new production DAP and MAP plants to be built and commissioned in six month intervals between July 2013 and July 2015.

JESA is equally owned by OCP and Jacobs. Jacobs and OCP entered into the joint venture in 2010. JESA represents a powerful combination of engineering, project management and construction management resources, and provides services to industrial projects both in Morocco and internationally.

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

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