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AMEC bags contract for Sappi's GoCell Project
Oct '11
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 islocated at Sappi's Ngodwana mill, near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. The projectwill 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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