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Clough AMEC to provide maintenance services at Yara ammonia plant

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The Clough AMEC joint venture has secured a five year contract, with the option to extend for a further five years, to provide maintenance services to Yara International ASA. Under the contact, Clough AMEC will provide maintenance services to Yara’s existing liquid ammonia plant (Yara Pilbara ammonia plant) and to the world’s first technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) manufacturing plant (TAN plant) on the Burrup Peninsula, located near Karratha in Western Australia.

The scope includes maintenance planning support, supplying management services, supervision, tradespeople, tooling and systems, including the Clough Automated Maintenance system (CAMS), to perform routine maintenance services and shutdowns at the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant and the TAN plant.

The Yara Pilbara ammonia plant is one of the largest ammonia production facilities in the world, with capacity of 850 000 t of liquid ammonia, exported from the Dampier Port and traded on Southeast Asian markets.

The new TAN plant, which is fully integrated with the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant, is in the final commissioning stages and will have a 330 000 tpy TAN capacity. The TAN produced by the TAN Plant will be marketed and distributed by Orica predominately to mining customers.

Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Clough AMEC Director, comments: “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 is Clough AMEC’s first onshore petrochemical maintenance contract in Australia, with services to be provided to one of the world's largest liquid ammonia production facilities.”

Henry Laas, Group CEO of Murray & Roberts, added: “The Group’s strategy requires that our service offerings provide coverage of clients’ requirements across the full project life cycle in all chosen regions. This provides diversification benefits both in relation to geographic risk and the spread of revenue and earnings across all segments or phases of the project life cycle. Clough AMEC’s maintenance contract win is a prime example of what we are working towards achieving across the Group.”

“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,” concludes Bennett.

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