SNC-Lavalin in Europe has been awarded an EPCM contract to build a grassroots sulphuric/phosphoric acid complex including utilities and a power plant in Eshidya, Jordan by JIFCO, a joint venture company owned by JPMC and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative. JPMC is a leading phosphate rock, phosphoric acid and fertiliser producer in Jordan, and IFFCO is the largest fertiliser producer and distributor cooperative in India. The total estimated investment value of the project is about $625 million. SNC-Lavalin will provide overall project management, detailed design, proprietary equipment items and construction management for the facilities. This world-class complex will have a capacity of 500,000 t/y of phosphoric acid. It includes a single line sulphuric acid plant with a capacity of 4,500 t/d, making it the largest single stream unit in the world.“This contract reflects our notable experience and technical capabilities in the fertiliser field” said Jean Claude Pingat, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group and President, SNC-Lavalin in Europe. “It is also an excellent example of how SNC-Lavalin creates synergies among its various areas of expertise to bring added value to its clients, in this case the provision and integration of sulphuric and phosphoric acid plants and other associated facilities.”Work will begin immediately and production start-up is expected before the end of 2012.