In France, Technip has been awarded a €5 million contract by Forest BtL Oy for the front-end engineering and design of a new second generation biomass-to-liquid to be built on Ajos island, Finland. This plant will produce approximately 140,000 tons of biodiesel and naphtha from wood and by-products from the wood-processing industry. Technip will develop the process design package of the hydrogen production unit of the plant, based on its steam reformer proprietary technology, and will prepare the FEED for the hydrogen production, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and refining units. The contract is scheduled to be completed in the first semester of 2014.
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