Engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a US$604 million contract to develop a methanol plant in Louisiana.
The engineering, procurement and construction contract will include extensive breakbulk transportation of components for the 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The plant will be owned by Yuhuang Chemical, a U.S. subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co.
“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. We look forward to working with YCI to meet the project’s challenges, and delivering safely and successfully this new world-scale facility to operate at full capacity,” said Jonathan Lewis, CEO at Amec Foster Wheeler.
At the start of this year, energy contractor Wood Group said it would acquire AMEC Foster Wheeler, creating a combined group that will be one of the largest players offering EPC services to the offshore energy sector and influential in brokering breakbulk transport for some of the world’s largest energy projects.
Photo: Amec FW will provide EPC services for a new methanol plant. Credit: YCI