Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it was awarded a contract by Midwest Fertilizer to provide program management services for a nitrogen-based fertilizer plant in Posey County, Indiana.
The contract value is estimated with a construction value of $2.4 billion.
Construction for the new plant is expected to begin in November of 2014 and take three years to complete. Once operational, Midwest Fertilizer plans to manufacture nitrogen-based fertilizers to supply domestic demand. The United States is currently the largest importer of nitrogen fertilizer, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Chris Nagel stated, “It’s exciting to be part of Midwest Fertilizer’s expansion into the U.S. market. We look forward to partnering with them on their new facility, the first nitrogenous fertilizer plant to be built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.”
Midwest Fertilizer is a multinational corporation of international investors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia and includes Fatima Group, a global leader in the fertilizer industry headquartered in Pakistan.
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.