- Maintenance services to be provided to one of the world’s largest liquid ammonia production facilities owned by Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd
- A maintenance service function will also be established for the world’s first technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) manufacturing plant.
- Clough AMEC’s first onshore petrochemical maintenance contract in Australia
“Clough AMEC is delighted to be awarded this contract. Over the past two years, Clough AMEC has worked hard to establish itself in the onshore oil, gas and petrochemical maintenance sector. This contract award validates the great work our people have done in delivering fit-for-purpose maintenance solutions, that have a continuous focus on identifying and implementing cost saving opportunities and exceeding operational performance goals.”
“This is an important contract win for Clough AMEC, providing significant opportunity for additional technical and implementation support to Yara Pilbara’s operations and future capital projects. The win recognises our expanded onshore maintenance services offerings and further strengthens Clough AMEC’s position as a leading asset support services contractor.”
“The Yara Pilbara Ammonia Plant and TAN Plant takes domestic gas to first create a highly valued product, liquid ammonia and undertakes further processing to deliver crucial material for the mining and civil works sectors. These plants represent significant investment by Yara International and joint venture partner Orica, which in the case of the new TAN Plant particularly is a value adding process linking the oil, gas and mining sectors in Western Australia. Our investment in Clough AMEC’s expertise ensures further skill sharing and
development in Western Australia’s downstream processing sector. It also means local jobs for Karratha, which underlines Yara Pilbara’s commitment to local development in Karratha, via a residential workforce for our Pilbara operations and a AUD$70 million local spend annually.”
The new TAN Plant, fully integrated with the Yara Pilbara Ammonia Plant, is in the final commissioning stages and will have a 330,000 tonne TAN capacity per annum. TAN is the main component in explosives used by the mining, quarrying and construction industries. The TAN produced by the TAN Plant will be marketed and distributed by Orica predominately to mining customers.