London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded auxiliary boiler contract for US methanol plant

  • Design and supply of fully assembled 580,000 lb/hr steam generator
  • Major methanol facility for Yuhuang Chemical Inc.

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Global Power Group (GPG) has been awarded a contract and received a full notice to proceed from Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI), a US based subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company Ltd (SYCC), for the supply of an auxiliary boiler for its methanol facility currently under construction in Louisiana.

GPG will design and supply a shop-assembled auxiliary boiler that will provide the equivalent of approximately 60 MW of high pressure steam for the first phase of YCI’s major methanol facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

In addition to the natural gas fired auxiliary boiler, the scope of supply includes the fan, ductwork, combustion system, heat recovery and selective catalytic reduction equipment to meet emissions requirements.

This award, to supply this critical steam source for YCI's first major project in the US, demonstrates our industry expertise and experience. We are delighted to be working with YCI and look forward to playing a part in developing this new methanol facility.
Gary Nedelka, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group
YCI is excited about moving forward to build a major methanol plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana and about having partners like Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group who will supply a critical piece of equipment to the project and the business.
Charlie Yao, President and CEO, YCI

Amec Foster Wheeler was awarded an engineering, project management, procurement and early construction services contract awarded in 2015 by YCI for the methanol plant.

Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group has supplied thousands of industrial boilers, ranging in size from 10-330 tonne/hr steam capacity (1-75 MWe), and firing a wide array of solid, gaseous, liquid industrial and waste fuels. Our technologies span a diverse range of both field-erected and shop assembled designs. Our package steam generators have been an integral part of our steam generator product range for over 60 years. With over 300 installations, we have earned our reputation as a supplier of high quality, reliable and cost effective package steam generators.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI), is the Houston-based subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., which was established in 1986 and is located in Heze City, Shandong Province, China with an annual turnover of $4 billion US.


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