Amec Foster Wheeler wins world-scale methionine facility contract in Singapore
- Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) contract
- Second world-scale production plant by Evonik for the amino acid DL-methionine in Singapore
- Targeted capacity of 150,000 metric tons per annum
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today it has been awarded the basic engineering and Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Evonik Methionine SEA Pte. Ltd for its second methionine plant complex in Singapore.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s role has begun with basic engineering and cost estimate support activities and will evolve into the EPCM phase before the end of 2016. The expected plant start-up and commercial operation is set for 2019.
With an annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tons, the facility will produce the amino acid DL-methionine for animal nutrition which Evonik markets under the MetAMINO® brand name. The construction of the plant complex is planned next to the existing Evonik methionine plant on Jurong Island in Singapore. Its location allows Evonik to serve especially well the Asian growth markets.
This award is testament to our proven strategy and track record in delivering complex greenfield projects. We will deploy the significant technical and construction expertise of our in-country team to deliver this prestige facility and look forward to further developing our important partnership with Evonik.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 40,000 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 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.
Amec Foster Wheeler in Singapore
Singapore is Amec Foster Wheeler’s regional headquarters for South East Asia covering Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Vietnam with a total workforce of over 2000 people.
Amec Foster Wheeler in Singapore has been designing and constructing industrial facilities since 1974. A fully fledged multi-disciplinary engineering office, Amec Foster Wheeler is currently one of the largest process plant contractors in the region, providing process design, detailed engineering and construction services.
Evonik (www.evonik.com), the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.
Animal Nutrition Business Line
Evonik translates over 60 years of experience in manufacturing essential amino acids for animal nutrition into solutions that meet the evolving needs of its customers in over one hundred countries. As Evonik now expands its scope to innovative nutritional feed additive solutions beyond amino acids, customers can count on Evonik to take nutrient effectiveness ever further and keep delivering value along with consistent quality. Around the planet, Evonik products and services are and will continue to be key to producing healthy, affordable food with fewer natural resources and a smaller environmental footprint.
DL-methionine for animal nutrition
DL-methionine is an essential amino acid. As a feed additive, it contributes to the efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly nutrition of livestock, particularly poultry and swine.
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