09/22/2011 | Editor: Dominik Stephan
French based Technip will work on a new grassroots fertilizer project in Gabon, Western Africa. The company will provide design and cost estimates for the project with options for a lump sum turnkey contract.
Paris/France – Technip will be providing engineering works for a grassroots ammonia-urea fertilizer project at Port Gentil, Gabon for Gabon Fertilizers Company, a subsidiary of Olea Investments, Singapore. The project includes a 2,200 metric ton per day ammonia plant and a 3,850 metric ton per day granulated urea plant as well as additional utility and handling facilities. Technip will provide front-end engineering design and a detailed cost estimate for the projects engineering, procurement and construction. The contract can be seamlessly converted to a lump sum turnkey contract, Technip explained. The French company will also assist Gabon Fertilizers Company in its project financing effort.
Jean-Marc Aubry, Senior Vice President of Technip’s Western Europe, Africa, India and Pakistan business unit, stated: “this third contract in Gabon this year marks the strong presence of Technip in West and Southern Africa. In this key project for Gabon Fertilizer Company and Technip, we will be focused on maintaining the highest HSE standards, utilize our large onshore project experience in West Africa and work closely with our client’s teams to successfully deliver a world class facility in Gabon. Sustainable development is a core value for Technip; in the execution of this project we will implement community development initiatives in coordination with our client and provide employment opportunities for Gabonese engineers within our Group.”
Nello Uccelletti, Senior Vice President, Onshore of Technip also commented: “this award constitutes the first major contract in the revived ammonia-urea fertilizers market and is recognition of Technip’s know-how and experience. Through this project, we are very keen to develop strong relationship with Olam International and TATA Chemicals for future developments in fertilizers and in other segments.” The project will be executed by Technip’s operating center in Paris, France with support from the Rome, Italy and Chennai, India operating centers.
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