AMEC awarded South African contract by pulp and paper giant Sappi

12/10/2011


London, United Kingdom (13 October 2011) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed by paper producer Sappi to undertake the engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) of its GoCell Project in South Africa.

The contract value has not been announced.

The AMEC team has started mobilisation and set-up, with the EPCM to follow. Completion is scheduled for 2013.

The GoCell Project is located at Sappi's Ngodwana mill, near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. The project will reconfigure one of the mill's existing production lines to produce chemical cellulose (CC). CC is a feedstock for the viscose staple fibre industry, which manufactures textile and non-woven fibres.

"This is a major win for AMEC,"said Colin Kubank, Managing Director of AMEC's operations in South Africa. "Sappiis a blue-chip client with prospects for a considerable amount of future work within the pulp and paper industry. The combination of local knowledge and our global expertise across markets has led directly to this project award, and provides a solid platform to grow and diversify our service offering in South Africa."

The project will be delivered by the combined expertise of AMEC's Johannesburg and Vancouver offices,with the Vancouver office providing project management and engineering design services, and the local office providing engineering design support, project services and construction management and site support.

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Media contacts:
Frank Stokes +44 (0) 7712 008356; frank.stokes@amec.com
Jane Gospel: +44 (0) 207 539 1082; Jane.gospel@amec.com
Lauren Gallagher +1.602.757.3211 lauren.gallagher@amec.com

Notes to editors:

AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of around £3 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs some 27,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. AMEC shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector.

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