Clough and Saipem ink A$2bn EPC contract for Perdman urea plant 


Joint venture partners Clough and Saipem have negotiated a new deal with Perdaman Industries for the expansion of the company’s urea plant on the Burrup Peninsula, northwest of Karratha.

Clough – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts – is a Perth-based engineering and construction company that delivers sustainable high-performing assets for the infrastructure, resources and energy industries.

Saipem is an advanced technological and engineering platform for the design, construction, and operation of safe and sustainable complex infrastructure and plants. It is listed on the Milan stock exchange and operates in 70 countries around the world with 32 thousand employees from 130 different nationalities.

Clough said the agreement – which replaces the one previously announced on 30 December 2020 – is valued at around US$2.7 billion (share of each JV participant US$1.35 billion).

“The scope of work includes engineering, procurement of equipment and materials, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning (EPC) for the execution of a latest-generation fertilizers plant with a capacity of 2.14 million tons of urea per year,” reads the statement.

“The Saipem-Clough Joint Venture will collaborate with Haldor Topsoe, a leading technology provider using its cutting edge SynCOR™ technology to build the world’s largest single-line ammonia plant, while Saipem proprietary Snamprogetti Urea technology will be used for the urea production.”

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