Contractor lands long-term asset support contracts by Innovene and Huntsman Chemicals.

Contractor Amec has been awarded £100m worth of long-term asset support contracts by two leading chemical companies

Innovene, one of the world's five largest chemical companies, has awarded Amec a five-year management contract to undertake all cycle-ending plant overhauls at its Grangemouth facility in Scotland.

Work begins immediately and involves planning, preparation, supply chain management and project implementation of the overhauls across the entire complex. The award follows the safe and successful completion of several major overhauls for Innovene over the last three years.

On Teesside, Amec has been awarded a four-year contract by Huntsman Chemicals to undertake overhauls of its Aromatics, Ethylene, Polyurethane and Paraxylene plants. Amec will plan, prepare, manage the supply chain and manage the implementation. Over the last five years Amec has carried out several successful overhauls for the company.

"Plant overhauls in the chemical industry are undertaken regularly to ensure safe and efficient operation of the asset," said Steve Lee, Managing Director of Amec's industrial business. "They demand the very best planning and project management skills, including meticulous care with health and safety, and we are delighted that two world-class organisations have entrusted Amec with these vital support operations."