News | August 19, 2014

Jacobs Designs And Builds Iron Sulfate Plant For Huntsman Pigments In Italy


Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) recently completed Huntsman Pigments’ new €38 million iron sulfate plant at its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment manufacturing facility in Scarlino, Italy. Huntsman celebrated the completion on July 1, 2014.

Jacobs worked closely with Huntsman to execute the project from its Milan, Italy office; providing engineering and design, procurement assistance, construction management and project management services for the project, which involved safely integrating the new facility into the existing operating plant.

Once commissioned, the new iron sulfate plant is expected to enable Huntsman to use a wider range of feedstock in its pigment production, reduce gypsum generation and convert spent acid from the manufacturing process into iron sulfate products for application in other markets.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Edward Pagano stated, “We are delighted to have worked alongside Huntsman to support this strategic project. We were able to leverage our global experience in complex chemical facilities, and our long working relationship with Huntsman gave us an integral understanding of their business drivers and operations.”

Walter Musso, Huntsman’s site director at Scarlino added, “Our goal for the new plant is to improve efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness; making the whole site more competitive and sustainable.”

Commissioning of the new plant is now underway. It is expected to be fully operational in the fall of 2014.

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals that are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.

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 2013 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. 

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