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Coal-to-chemicals contract for Amec Foster Wheeler

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Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a three-year project management contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group for the Coal-chemical Byproduct Deep Processing Complex Utilisation Project in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China.

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will be part of a 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-to-chemical products, including polyethylene, polypropylene, synthetic ammonia and aromatic hydrocarbons. It will include a 1.4 million tpy cracking plant. It is expected to commence operation by mid-2017.

The value of the contract was not announced.

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