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16 September 2015: Amec Foster Wheeler lands engineering contract for St. James Parish Louisiana Methanol Plant

16 September 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has received a contract from Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI), a US-based subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company Co. Ltd (SYCC), for a 1.7 million metric tonnes per annum methanol plant on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Under the contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, Amec Foster Wheeler will be providing engineering, project management, procurement and early construction services. The intention is to extend this into a full scope EPC contract during 2016 on mutually agreed terms.

This contract is for the first phase of YCI’s planned investment in US chemical facilities, which will be executed in a multi-phase strategy over the next decade. Construction is expected to begin in 2015, with the first phase of the methanol project beginning operations by 2018. The new methanol facility will use natural gas as its primary feedstock and utilise the Lurgi MegaMethanol® technology developed by Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group.

YCI is leading a growing trend of Chinese investment in US production facilities and helping develop a growing level of beneficial trade between China and the US.

Amec Foster Wheeler

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