Shandong Yuhuang Chemicals’ first project in the US
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a contract by Yuhuang
Chemical Inc. (YCI), a US-based subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical
Company Co. Ltd (SYCC), for its first major project in the US, a 1.7
million tons per year world-scale methanol facility on the Mississippi
River in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
Under the contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, Amec
Foster Wheeler will be providing engineering, project management,
procurement and early construction services. The intention is to extend
this into a full scope EPC contract during 2016 on mutually agreed terms.
This contract is for the first phase of YCI’s planned investment in US
chemical facilities, which will be executed in a multi-phase strategy
over the next decade. Construction is expected to begin in 2015, with
the first phase of the methanol project beginning operations by 2018.
The new methanol facility will use natural gas as its primary feedstock
and utilise the Lurgi MegaMethanol® technology developed by
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group.
Simon Naylor, Amec Foster Wheeler’s Group President for the Americas
commented: “We are delighted to have been selected by Yuhuang Chemical
Inc. to help deliver this milestone project safely and sustainably, and
look forward to expanding our relationship and building a strong
partnership that will stimulate Yuhuang Chemical Inc.’s future growth.”
Charlie Yao, President & CEO of Yuhuang Chemical Inc. stated: “Amec
Foster Wheeler has provided a team with solid project delivery
experience and a strong working relationship with Air Liquide, and we
look forward to meeting the project’s challenges with them as our
YCI is leading a growing trend of Chinese investment in US production
facilities and helping develop a growing level of beneficial trade
between China and the US.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com)
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Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co. Ltd. (SYCC) is a
China-based petrochemical group of companies with total fixed assets of
$5 billion, 2014 sales over $4.5 billion and more than 5,600 employees.
The company ranks No. 432 among the leading 500 Chinese companies and
No. 24 among China’s Top 25 chemical companies. Shandong Yuhuang
produces and markets a range of chemicals, including propylene,
isobutene, butadiene, isoprene, styrene, toluene and others. For more
information, visit yuhuanghuagong.com.
About Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI) The North American subsidiary
of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., Yuhuang Chemical Inc. operates a
corporate office in Houston and is developing its first major U.S.
project in St. James Parish in Louisiana. The first phase will be a 1.7
million ton per year methanol plant, scheduled to be online in the first
quarter of 2018. After the first plant is completed, YCI plans to
continue to execute its multi-phase strategy, developing the 1,300 acre
St, James site into a world-class chemical manufacturing complex.
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