Three companies submitted bids in early August to Abu Dhabi Melamine Industry Company (ADMIC) for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to build a melamine plant in Ruwais. The bidders are the US' Fluor Corporation, Uhde of Germany and Australia's Worley-Parsons (MEED 23:6:06).
Estimated to be worth$175 million, the project centres on the construction of an 80,000-tonne-a-year plant. Milan-based Eurotecnica is the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor; WorleyParsons is the project management consultant (PMC).ADMIC is a 60:40 joint venture company of Ruwais Fertiliser Industries (Fertil) and Austria's AMI Agrolinz Melamine International respectively. The plant will be built beside the existing Fertil complex, which will supply urea feedstock to the new unit. A final supply agreement has still to be signed. Production is due to start in the first quarter of 2009.
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