US firm wins Egypt chemicals plant engineering deal

02 April 2018
Company will work on engineering design and provide project management services for phosphoric acid plant

US engineering firm Fluor Corporation has been awarded a front-end engineering design (Feed) and project management consultancy (PMC) contract for a chemical plant in Egypt, by state owned energy engineering firm Enppi.

Fluor will work on the offsites and utilities facilities of the main plant complex and provide support services for the Waphco phosphoric acid production plant at Abu Tartour, in the Egyptian province of New Valley.

The project scope includes all process facilities including a sulphuric acid plant, utilities with a cogeneration system, storage and other required units.

Fluor has said it will work with its client Enppi to “fast-track” the Feed work for the chemical plant.

The complex will use resources from the Abu Tartour mine to produce merchant-grade phosphoric acid. Once completed, the facility will produce 500,000 metric tonnes a year of wet processed phosphoric acid.

The value of the contract was not disclosed. Flour said the revenue from this job will be reflected in its financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

According to regional projects tracker MEED Projects, the net value of the acid production complex project is estimated to be $750m. The main contract for the project is expected to be awarded in June 2019, with work slated for completion in Q1 2021.

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