AMEC awarded US93 million energy efficiency project

15/11/2009


Atlanta, Georgia, United States (16 November 2009) – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded a US$93 million contract by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) for energy efficiency upgrades at its linerboard mill in Valdosta, Georgia that will reduce energy consumption and electricity costs.  

Work is currently underway on the project and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. Upon completion, the Valdosta mill will burn only internally generated wood waste and black liquor in its boilers and will self-generate nearly 100 percent of its electricity requirements.  

AMEC will be providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the recovery power modernization project, which includes a new recovery boiler, turbine generator and evaporator upgrades. The new equipment is deemed pollution-control, and a large percentage of it produces self-sustained, green energy.  

Tim Gelbar, President of AMEC’s Power and Process Americas business said: -We are delighted that PCA has entrusted us with the delivery of this important project and look forward to helping PCA reduce fossil fuel consumption by replacing purchased power with self-sustained, green energy.”  

This project will have a positive impact on the Valdosta Mill and the surrounding communities. During the specialized construction phase of the project, approximately 400 workers will be hired and more than 300 jobs at the mill will be preserved.  

AMEC has delivered some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced integrated mills, introducing emerging technologies to reduce environmental impact and improve clients’ competitiveness.

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