Fourth coal-chemicals project undertaken for Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group, north-west China.

Amec Foster Wheeler today announces the award of a three-year project management contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group for the Coal-chemical Byproduct Deep Processing Complex Utilization Project in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in north-west China.

Under the reimbursable multi-million dollar contract, the value of which has not been announced, Amec Foster Wheeler will be part of an integrated project management team responsible for the management of the engineering, commercial, procurement, health and safety, quality and project controls activities of the project.

The company has successfully delivered three project management contracts and a basic engineering contract for Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group since 2006.

The new plant is designed to produce a range of different coal-chemical products, polyethylene, polypropylene, synthetic ammonia and aromatic hydrocarbons. It will include a 1.4 million tonnes-per-annum cracking plant. It is expected to commence operation by mid-2017.

This is a significant repeat contract for a major long-term customer in the strategically important chemicals sector. We will continue to build on our eight-year relationship with them and use our renowned project management capability to help to deliver the long-term objectives for the project, safely and sustainably.
Mike Collins, Amec Foster Wheeler Regional Director, North East Asia