£80 million for AMEC

AMEC has won contracts worth approximately £80 million from National Grid to design and deliver a new gas compression station in Wales and upgrade two stations in England.


AMEC has won contracts worth £80 million from National Grid to design and deliver a new gas compression station in South Wales and upgrade two stations in central England. The contracts are the latest in series of awards to AMEC by National Grid covering both gas and electricity infrastructure.



The new station at Felindre, near Swansea, is part of the expansion the national gas transmission system, enabling gas from a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) reception terminal currently under construction in Milford Haven to be distributed across the UK.



The existing stations for upgrade are situated in Wormington in Gloucestershire and Churchover in Warwickshire. AMEC is already carrying out the front-end engineering design for all three facilities. On successful completion of the engineering design phase AMEC will, subject to contract, undertake detailed design, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning for each station.



Design of the Wormington and Churchover facilities is scheduled for completion in February 2006 and the Felindre facility in May 2006. Wormington gas compressor station modifications are scheduled to be fully operational by October 2007, with the remaining two stations online and commissioned during 2008.


Over in China, AMEC has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by PetroChina for consultancy services on the $3.5 billion Dushanzi petrochemical expansion project, western China. The contract is the first ever awarded by PetroChina to a foreign project management firm.



Under the contract, which starts immediately and is scheduled for completion in 2008, AMEC will provide project management, process engineering, planning, cost management and other related services. AMEC will also utilise its proprietary project management software, Convero, for the revamp of an existing refinery and development of a new petrochemical facility, including a 1.2m tonnes per year ethylene cracker.