Technip has been awarded a new contract for the core production units of Cargill’s new ethanol production plant in Barby, Germany.

The process units under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract will be constructed on a green field site alongside the food company’s existing wheat processing plant.

Ethanol produced in the new plant will used for several applications, including beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.

Following the completion of the construction, Technip will assist with the start-up and performance testing of the new units.

Technip’s operating center in Düsseldorf, Germany, will carry out the contract which will be completed by the second half of 2015.

Technip managing director Mesut Sahin said this EPC contract follows the successful completion of the company’s extended basic engineering package performed for Cargill last year.

"The new units will accommodate the latest technology developments in this field based on the feedback from a similar plant built by Technip for Cargill at Sas van Gent, The Netherlands in 2005."