Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA) has solicited the expertise of AMEC Americas Limited to complete Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) on its one million tonne per year MOP Danakhil Potash Project in Ethiopia as preparatory work in anticipation of the completion of project financing and expected start of construction.

According to the company’s press release:

The AMEC team will provide FEED services in support of the Danakhil Project and will cover the following facilities:

  • Process and process, maintenance and service buildings
  • Conveyance to and from the ponds
  • Product storage (wet and dry)
  • Truck loading
  • Power generation and fuel storage
  • General roads and other project infrastructure
  • Temporary and permanent works camps
  • Port facilities including: truck unloading, product storage, ship loader facilities integration

During the FEED engineering phase AMEC will also undertake the following:

  • Prepare the Project Management Plan (PMP) including a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) and definition of supply and construction scopes and packages.
  • Develop a resource-loaded Level 3 project engineering, procurement/contracting and construction schedule, with detailed estimates of construction staffing requirements
  • Prepare principal design documents such as design criteria, flow sheets, P&IDs, single line diagrams, site plans, and general arrangements, in preparation for final detailed engineering and construction documentation
  • Complete civil, concrete and steel materials take-offs (MTOs) based on 3D modeling
  • Complete trade-off and optimization studies related to certain process components, modularization, power supply, materials movement and layout options
  • Develop the procurement and construction contracting plan, completing the list of qualified prospective suppliers and contractors
  • Initiate procurement with formal Requests for Quotation (RFQ) for long lead items and items required to be rough set as structural steel is erected and modules configured

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