AECOM wins contract for work at Dakota Gasification plant

AECOM (NYSE: ACM), an integrated global infrastructure firm, announced Aug. 24 that it has been selected by Dakota Gasification Co., also known as “Dakota Gas,” to provide construction services at the company’s Great Plains Synfuels plant in Beulah, N.D.

AECOM will provide construction services to diversify the plant’s product slate. AECOM’s services are expected to follow the project lifecycle through commissioning and start-up assistance. Dakota Gasification is a Basin Electric Power Cooperative affiliate.

“AECOM is pleased to have been selected by Dakota Gasification Company to deliver this important project,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Burke. “This contract extends our successful relationship with Dakota Gas and our continuing joint commitment to meeting the company’s objectives in North Dakota.”

The Synfuels plant is the only U.S. commercial-scale coal-gasification facility that produces natural gas. The contract was included in AECOM’s backlog for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.

In addition to synthetic natural gas, the Great Plains plant produces numerous products from the gasification process. This includes ammonium sulfate and anhydrous ammonia, which are used as fertilizers. The Dakota Gasification website said that two new products available in 2017 will be urea and diesel exhaust fluid.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. AECOM companies, including URS Corp. and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015.

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