Fluor Bags FEED Services Contract from Rentech
The company will book the undisclosed contract value in the second quarter of 2010.
Under the agreement, Fluor will perform FEED services for the facility and the project's supporting infrastructure. The Rialto project, which will use green urban waste as feedstock, is expected to be the biomass gasification facility in the US that will co-produce renewable electric power and synthetic diesel fuel.
According to Fluor, the Rialto project is designed to produce about 35 megawatts of base-load renewable electricity (enough energy to power approximately 30,000 homes) and 640 barrels-per-day of renewable, ultra-clean synthetic fuels from urban woody green waste, such as yard and tree trimmings.
Dave Dunning, president of Fluor's Power Group, said: “We are taking a leading role in the renewables energy space by assisting Rentech with this unique clean-fuel and power biomass project. We hope to assist Rentech to further develop this renewable energy project and take it from the design stage to reality.”
Hunt Ramsbottom, president and CEO of Rentech, said: “We are very pleased that a firm of Fluor's stature was our leading bidder and will be our FEED partner for our Rialto renewable energy project.
“Fluor's experience and expertise in gasification and Fischer-Tropsch projects will help us move quickly and efficiently through the design stage for what we expect to be the country's first commercial-scale renewable synthetic fuels and power facility.”
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