Project Financial Close is on hold pending resolution of a legal dispute with the coal supplier.
Other preparatory work is in progress. The revised project schedule will be issued after the legal dispute has been resolved.
Interested suppliers will be advised after the legal dispute is resolved.
Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers is developing a A$3.5 billion urea manufacturing plant at Collie, 200 kilometres south east of Perth, Western Australia. The site is ideally located adjacent to coal reserves and within close proximity to key road, rail, power, water and port infrastructure.
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Using innovative and clean coal gasification technology, the plant will transform sub-bituminous coal into 2 million tonnes per annum of urea.
Perdaman has signed contract with G.S. Engineering & Construction of Korea. GS (E&C) will act as the lead contractor for the EPC work, which consists of the gasification island, which is central to the conversion of coal to hydrogen rich gas, the product island, which converts gas to urea, and the various utilities. The contract comprises Phase 1 work up to financial close for the project during the second quarter of 2010, and for Phase 2 construction work scheduled to start later in 2010. GS (E&C) are committed to Perdaman's Australian industry participation and local community objectives and will be establishing operations within Australia prior to the commencement of construction.
The state of the art coal gasification, ammonia and urea melt and granulation technology will be sourced from three international companies. Oil and gas major Shell will provide the plant's core coal gasification and gas treatment technology, with Danish company Haldor Topsoe A/S providing the ammonia synthesis technology, and Netherlands company Stamicarbon BV providing its Urea 2000 plusTM melt technology and fluid bed granulation technology.
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Each of the technology providers is a world leader in its field and they will all work closely with the EPC contractors to complete the detailed engineering design work for the 2 million tonne per annum urea plant.
Registration of Interest
Currently on hold.
Local Content and Communities
Perdaman believes that its Collie Urea plant represents a significant opportunity for the local community, regional Western Australia and for the nation as a whole. Perdaman is committed to providing Australian industry with opportunity to participate in the Project in accordance with the Australian Industry Participation National Framework. Perdaman will also seek to source products and services from Collie and the surrounding Peel region where possible.
It is anticipated that the workforce employed on the project will live in the surrounding local communities including Collie and the City of Bunbury.
Perdaman is seeking to make a long-term investment in Collie and the surrounding region and has commenced a process to inform the community and all key stakeholders about the project to ensure open communication and understanding of the project as it moves forward.
Industry Capability Network of Western Australia
The Industry Capability Network (ICNWA) is assisting the project identify Australian industry capability. The contact at ICNWA is Paula du Plessis on (+61 8 9365 7559), e-mail: email@example.com .
To find suppliers located in the Collie, Bunbury and surrounding area or to find suppliers located anywhere in Australia please contact Paula du Plessis at ICNWA.