Amec granted ammonia project contract

Amec Foster Wheeler has announced the award of a contract to provide project development support and design engineering for an integrated 80,000 tonne per year anhydrous ammonia production plant and electric power cogeneration facility, through a new agreement with Grannus, LLC, a US-based clean technology and project development company. The plant is situated in Kern County, California. The scope of work includes engineering design and definition work utilising key process technology and equipment suppliers, as well as execution planning activities for the facility. Work has begun on the project and is expected to be operational by Q4 2017.

Simon Naylor, Group President Americas says. “This award confirms our combined technical expertise in process engineering and integration, and our ability to work on this landmark project. We are delighted to continue building our relationship with Grannus to support them on this important project.”

“The anhydrous ammonia production plant developed by Grannus is an environmentally friendly way to make syngas-based chemical products as well as electricity, with near zero emissions. Amec Foster Wheeler has provided a team with strong expertise for this unique project and we look forward to continue our work with them on this milestone project,” says James “Kelly” Merritt Jr., Chief Development Officer for Grannus.

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