CE&P awards Technip engineering services agreement

By California Ethanol & Power LLC | June 16, 2016

California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE&P) announced the award of their engineering services agreement (ESA) to Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction, for its proposed sugarcane-to-ethanol plant project in Imperial Valley, California. 

As part of the ESA, Technip will provide engineering and estimating services in support of CE&P's economic model for the project. In addition, CE&P has selected Technip as its contractor and the parties intend to finalize negotiations on the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract during the second half of 2016. Achieving this timeline is a significant factor contributing to CE&P's planned financial closing in late 2016 with a ground-breaking following shortly thereafter.

"We look forward to providing CE&P with immediate local support for this project. Our technical team is backed by Technip's global experience in ethanol technologies and plant construction which is a perfect match for this project," said Jeroen Snijder, general manager and vice president of Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology's center in Claremont.

"Technip has decades of experience working in renewable energy, alcohol and water treatment. We look forward to having a worldwide long-term partner who will bring valuable expertise and efficiencies to our project," said David R. Rubenstein, president and CEO of CE&P.

"Together with Technip, we will collectively work toward our goal of building a facility that produces extremely low carbon ethanol, base-load renewable electricity, and pipeline quality biogas. The project will spur local economic and agricultural development in the form of sustainable crops and the resulting jobs generated from building a renewable energy facility," Rubenstein said.