AMEC to plan Syncrude expansions

    CALGARY, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - AMEC plc, the international engineering and
project management company, has been secured by Syncrude Canada Ltd to begin
early project development for the company's Mildred Lake and Aurora operations
in northern Alberta.
    AMEC will begin immediately on the five-year, $100 million contract to
provide engineering design and project management services for new and
existing facilities. AMEC will develop plans for relocating and improving
processing facilities as well as applying new technologies. The project
includes improving tailings management, bitumen recovery and energy
    "This award continues our valuable 12 year relationship with Syncrude in
the Oil Sands," says Simon Naylor, President of AMEC's Natural Resources
Americas business. "Our global experience managing major projects and our oil
sands expertise will be harnessed to deliver predictable plans for Syncrude to
expand their facilities."
    In addition to engineering and project management for major oil sands
facilities, AMEC provides the sector with environmental consulting, foundation
systems, simulation modelling and technical operator training. The company has
been active in the oil sands since 1967 and plays a significant role in most
of the major mineable oil sands projects in Canada.

    Notes to Editors

    AMEC plc is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering,
and project management services to the world's energy, power and process
industries. With annual revenues of over $4.4 billion, AMEC designs, delivers
and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. AMEC's Natural
Resources, Power and Process and Earth and Environmental businesses employ
approximately 19,000 people in more than 25 countries globally. AMEC shares
are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil
Equipment and Services sector (LSE: AMEC.L).

    Syncrude Canada Ltd. is the world's largest producer of crude oil from
oil sands and the largest single source producer in Canada with a capacity to
provide 15% of the nation's petroleum requirements. It is a joint venture
owned by seven oil and gas entities.

For further information:

For further information: John Kageorge, AMEC, (604) 617-4745,

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