Amec Foster Wheeler announces today 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.

Operating with an environmentally-friendly profile, the medium-scale fertilizer plant is designed to be smaller and sited closer to the end user, and to require a smaller overall investment than today’s world-scale fertilizer plants.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s 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 the plant is expected to be operational by Q4 2017.

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.
Simon Naylor, Group President Americas
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.
James “Kelly” Merritt, Jr., Chief Development Officer for Grannus

The contract value for the project was not disclosed.