Rio Tinto selects Jacobs Boron plant expansion project

Rio Tinto selects Jacobs for Boron plant expansion project

7:02 AM, 31st January 2013
Rio Tinto selects Jacobs for Boron plant expansion project

PASADENA, US: Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract from Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its plant expansion project in Boron, California, US. The total project value is estimated to be $150 million.

The expanded plant is designed to increase capacity and to use RTM’s new technology, Modified Direct Dissolving of Kernite Ore (MDDK), a process which allows sodium borate and boric acid production to continue until end of mine life.

“We are pleased to continue our 50 year relationship with US Borax/RTM as they expand to meet market demands. Our aggressive value engineering efforts have enabled our joint teams to create optimal business solutions for Rio Tinto,” said Mike Autrey, Vice President, Jacobs.

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