Amec Foster Wheeler bags $604m contract to build methanol plant in US

WCN Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017 NORTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Amec Foster Wheeler, a UK-based engineering services firm, has won an EPC contract for a methanol plant in Louisiana, US. 

The $604m contract is part of a $1.85bn methanol plant, which is being developed by Yuhuang Chemical Inc (YCI), a US-based subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company.

The latest contract award comes after Amec Foster Wheeler's successfully completed early phase work awarded in 2015.

The first phase of the project is being developed at YCI’s 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The development includes construction of a 1.8 million-tonne per annum methanol plant. 

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will carry out specific infrastructure and utilities engineering work, the procurement of bulk items and selected tagged equipment, and the construction of the methanol plant.

YCI president Charlie Yao said: “We are very pleased to continue working with Amec Foster Wheeler to complete on time and budget the project in order to start the distribution of the IMPCA quality methanol produced at the plant in Q4-2019.”

Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Jonathan Lewis said: “Winning this contract is a further demonstration of how we are leveraging our multi-market capabilities to better serve our clients, extend our presence in high-growth areas, such as the chemicals market, and contribute to the growth of our order book.”

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