AMEC Awarded Contract For Pharmaceutical Facility


(LAWRENCEVILLE, NEW JERSEY) 12 April 2002 - AMEC has been awarded a contract by Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to provide architectural and engineering services for its new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Haifa, Israel. AMEC will also supervise detailed design to be performed in Israel.

Taro, of Haifa, Israel, is a multi-national, science-based pharmaceutical company. The new facility will be at Taro's existing site in Haifa, located along the Mediterranean coast in northern Israel. The work, to be conducted by AMEC's Industrial & PharmaChem business unit, will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in 2003.

"This project fits perfectly with AMEC's ability to function on a truly international basis," said Nick Morris, President of AMEC's Industrial & PharmaChem business unit. "We appreciate this opportunity to support Taro in their goal to establish and expand capacity in Israel and look forward to building a long-term relationship with them."

AMEC will manage the project from its Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Stratford, United Kingdom offices, as well as use its local resources in Israel to support the project.

AMEC's Industrial & PharmaChem business provides a full range of consulting, planning, engineering, project and construction management, and design/build services to four main markets - food and beverage, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals and general manufacturing.

AMEC is a leading international provider of specialized services and engineering solutions for clients in manufacturing, commercial, infrastructure and process industries. AMEC applies knowledge, innovation and technology to generate value for clients throughout the life of their capital assets. AMEC has annual revenues of over US $6 billion and operates from offices in 36 countries worldwide.

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