October 14, 2013
AMCS Corporation and Cristal USA Inc to partner on ULTRA AL-650™ Plant in Ashtabula, Ohio
Bedminster, New Jersey and Hunt Valley, Maryland (October 11, 2013)
AMCS Corporation (AMCS) and Cristal USA Inc (Cristal USA) have entered into a lump sum turn-key contract whereby AMCS will supply a customized ULTRA AL-650™ Air Separation Unit (ASU) for Cristal USA’s operations in Ashtabula, Ohio. The ASU is based on current state-of-the-art technology with superior performance, high level of automation, and flexible operation. The ASU supplies 650 tons per day gaseous oxygen (GOX) and 1,000 tons per day gaseous Nitrogen (GAN) products to Cristal USA’s TiO2 facilities via pipelines. In addition to pipeline products, the ULTRA AL-650™ produces high-purity Liquid Argon (LAR), Liquid Oxygen (LOX), and Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) for internal use and for export to the surrounding liquid merchant market. In addition to the plant supply agreement, the parties have signed long-term agreements for merchant liquid sales and for Operating and Maintenance services (O&M) for the Ashtabula ASU.
“We are honored that Cristal has chosen AMCS as its strategic industrial gases partner. This is the second contract for ASUs and seventh contract in total which Cristal and AMCS have signed together for the supply of plants or performance of services. Using experience gained from working together on the ULTRA-O™ plant for Cristal Australia, The ULTRA-AL™ plant has been closely integrated with the TiO2 facilities’ requirements to optimize the economic benefits of the plant for Cristal and features world-class performance in terms of specific power and operability. Our AOS team will have real-time access to AMCS’ Remote Operating Support center in NJ as well as our first line engineering team through AMCS’ ULTRA-Sentry™ remote plant support system. We have optimized the Ashtabula ASU liquid production capabilities leveraging the lower production cost gained from integration with large pipeline production capacity and plant backup needs. This flexibility in liquid production will provide our AO team with the opportunity to better match the plant’s production slate to local market needs thus maximizing returns for Cristal. Our role as a partner is to provide Cristal with a comprehensive and reliable solution to enable them to realize the significant reduction in their industrial gases cost brought about by their decision to buy a plant to make gases versus buying gases over the fence from a supplier” said Ishmael Chalabi, CEO of AMCS Corporation.
According to Emad Aljunaidi, Vice President –Supply Chain for Cristal, “Operational efficiency is critical to our facilities, and AMCS is able to provide us with an air separation unit that will help us be the most cost competitive and achieve superior performance and flexibility. AMCS has proven to be a strategic partner for Cristal and we’re pleased to be working with them on yet another project.”
AMCS is a leading global supplier of industrial gases and process plants, providing technology, equipment, and engineering services. AMCS’ team is comprised of a diverse and experienced group of engineering professionals and technologists with extensive experience in the air separation, hydrogen, syngas, and natural gas industries. Collectively, the professional team holds many key technology patents and its members are recognized industry experts in cryogenic process design, adsorption technologies and mechanical design. AMCS’ global customer list includes clients from the chemicals, environmental, electronics, pharmaceuticals, glass, and metals market sectors. Along with plants producing oxygen, nitrogen, argon, neon, helium, krypton, and xenon, AMCS supplies plants for high-purity electronic gas production, liquefied natural gas production, gas processing applications and ship board process plants. As a full service technology company, AMCS has successfully executed turn-key projects in North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Australia-New Zealand, and the Far East.
About The National Titanium Dioxide Company (“Cristal”)
Cristal is 66% owned by National Industrialization Company (Tasnee) of Saudi Arabia. The remaining 33% is owned by the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), which is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and 1% is owned by a private investor. Cristal’s headquarters are located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It operates seven manufacturing plants, two mines and three R&D facilities in six countries on five continents and employs nearly 4,000 people worldwide. The company is the world’s second largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is a white pigment widely used in coatings, plastics and paper. Cristal is also a leading mineral sands producer; the fifth largest producer of titanium minerals and fourth of zircon. Cristal is a strong and stable global operator with best-in-class R&D facilities, strong values and a long-term investment perspective. Cristal’s ultrafine titanium dioxide CristalACTiV™ is at the core of technologies that contribute to high performing applications for cleaning and protecting the environment.
September 12, 2013
AMCS Corporation Announces Successful Commissioning of an ULTRA-AL™ Air Separation Plant (ASP) for MedicAir Italia, S.r.l., in Agrigento, Sicily
Bedminster, New Jersey, (September 12, 2013)
New Jersey based AMCS Corporation, an international supplier of industrial process plants, technology and equipment, announces the successful commissioning of a new ULTRA-AL™ ASP in Agrigento, Sicily. AMCS designed and built the plant for MedicAir Italia, S.r.l., one of the largest home care providers in Italy with different companies supplying medical and technical gases in Italy. The ULTRA-AL™ is based on cutting-edge cryogenic technology designed to ensure superior performance, high levels of automation, and flexible operation. The plant efficiently provides liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen products and benefits from a highly packaged design, which reduces operating, installation, and construction costs. In the high electric power cost area of Southern Italy, the specific power of this plant provides the owner a competitive advantage which is sustainable over the life of the plant.
The results of performance testing completed in July confirm the plant outperforms all contractual specifications and design parameters.
“We are proud of our association with MedicAir, one of the most important and dynamic Italian groups for home care medical gases. We value the trust and confidence placed in AMCS by MedicAir’s management and the working relationship we have enjoyed with the MedicAir team. Over the past three years, AMCS has successfully brought on stream in Europe a total production capacity of over 1,200 tons per day ranging from pipeline plants to onsite and merchant liquefiers. Using our extensive process technology, we have provided our clients with competitive power performance and operating flexibility. Our commitments to quality and customer service have been rewarded with repeat business from our European clients. Our ability to execute complex projects in Europe has been enhanced though local partnerships that we have developed. In particular, our key partner in Europe, TecnoCryo S.A., played a valuable role in enabling this deal and contributed to the project with their filling and vacuum jacketed piping technology,” said Ishmael Chalabi, President and CEO of AMCS Corporation.
MedicAir Italia, S.r.l., with headquarters in Italy, operates in the Italian market with 24 filling stations and directly in Germany with five units. The group has demonstrated an incredible growth in the last 30 years, integrating the medical business with innovative solutions for different areas (biosafety, food market, environmental applications etc,). Through collaborations with the most important research centers and universities, MedicAir is investing important resources for developing new technologies and solutions to offer to customers and patients in order to improve quality of life and to reduce the footprint of their activities.
AMCS Corporation is a full service company supplying plants and equipment to the industrial gases, energy, chemicals, environmental, electronics, pharmaceuticals, glass, and metals market sectors. Along with plants producing oxygen, nitrogen, argon, neon, helium, krypton, and xenon, AMCS supplies plants for high-purity electronic gas production, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, hydrocarbon gas processing, and ship board process plants. AMCS has successfully executed turn-key projects in North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the Far East.
June 19, 2013
AMCS Corporation enters into agreement with SOL S.p.A. to provide an ULTRA-AL™ in Bulgaria
Bedminster, New Jersey, (June 19, 2013)
AMCS Corporation, a New Jersey based international supplier of industrial gases, process and energy plants, announced it has entered into an agreement with SOL S.p.A., a leading European supplier of industrial and medical gas products, to provide an ULTRA-AL™ merchant Air Separation Plant (ASU) for use in Bulgaria. The ULTRA-AL™ ASU is state-of-the-art cryogenic plant technology with superior performance, high levels of automation, and flexible operation. The plant is designed to produce high-purity products including Liquid Nitrogen, Liquid Oxygen, and Liquid Argon, along with gaseous nitrogen. The ULTRA-AL™ plant design is highly packaged, significantly reducing field erection and installation time and costs.
“AMCS is delighted for the opportunity to supply SOL with their third ULTRA plant in Europe. We value the confidence and trust that SOL’s management has placed in us; working together over the past few years has fostered an excellent working relationship between our teams at all levels. SOL’s demand for quality and high performance standards has provided our people with the opportunity to develop innovative and competitive solutions. The new project in Bulgaria has some unique challenges and integration opportunities that will provide our client with competitive advantages. It is always nice when a client turns to you again for another plant,” said Ishmael Chalabi President and CEO of AMCS Corporation.
SOL S.p.A. is headquartered in Monza, Italy and the company was founded in 1927. It is listed in the Milan Stock Exchange and has over 2,500 employees and offices in 22 European countries and India. The SOL Group specializes in industrial and medical gas products and applications which are used in industrial, civil and health care applications.
AMCS Corporation supplies plants and equipment to the industrial gases, energy, chemicals, environmental, electronics, pharmaceuticals, glass, and metals market sectors. Along with plants producing oxygen, nitrogen, argon, neon, helium, krypton, and xenon, AMCS supplies plants for high-purity electronic gas production, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, hydrocarbon gas processing, and ship board process plants. As a full service company, AMCS has successfully executed turn-key projects in North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the Far East.