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Clough AMEC enters Australian petrochemicals market

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Amec Foster Wheeler’s joint venture (JV), Clough AMEC, has won a contract to provide maintenance services to ammonia facilities in Western Australia that supply international and domestic fertilizer markets and explosives used in the mining industry.

The five-year deal, with an option to extend to 2027, is Clough AMEC’s first entry into Australia’s petrochemicals sector.

The JV will provide maintenance planning support and routine maintenance services and shutdowns, as well as the supply of management, tools and systems, to the Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd (YPFPL) and Yara Pilbara Nitrates PTY (YPNPL) facilities located near Karratha.

YPFPL is capable of producing approximately 850 000 tpy. A technical ammonium nitrate facility opened adjacent to YPFPL last year. This plant produces ammonium nitrate used for explosives in the domestic mining market.

Nigel Hudson, Clough AMEC Director, said: “Since the JV was formed 13 years ago, Clough AMEC has built an impressive track record for delivering operations, maintenance and shutdown success in the oil and gas sector in Australasia. This entry into the Australian petrochemicals sector recognises our success in delivering cost-effective solutions for our customers. It strengthens our position as the asset support services contractor of choice.”

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