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Africa

11.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [ammonia] [urea] [FEED] [EPC]

Technip was awarded a strategic engineering contract by Gabon Fertilizers Co. for a world-class, grassroots ammonia-urea fertilizer project to be developed at Port Gentil, Gabon. The proposed project includes a 2,200-metric-tpd ammonia plant and a 3,850-metric-tpd granulated urea plant with self-sufficient utility and offsite units and product export facilities. Under this contract, Technip will perform the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the project, as well as the detailed cost estimate for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phases.

Upon completion of the front-end engineering and detailed cost estimate, this contract can be seamlessly converted to a lump-sum turnkey contract. Technip will also assist Gabon Fertilizers Co. in its project-financing efforts. Apart from giving considerable flexibility in the optimal design of the plant, this methodology is expected to result in significant savings in both the capital expenditure cost and project schedule. This is ideally suited for projects in remote locations where the costs and the time schedule are difficult to estimate accurately.  HP



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