Amec Foster Wheeler has been appointed as the preferred engineering partner by Applied Graphene Materials.
The contract involves the FEED (pre-Front End Engineering Design) contract for provision of engineering support.
Earlier this month Amec Foster Wheeler said it planned to make cost savings of $180million by 2017.
Nick Shorten, Amec Foster Wheeler’s managing director for Capital Projects & Asset Management, said: “I’m delighted to bring together the combined skills and expertise of Amec Foster Wheeler
to deliver cutting edge solutions to support the commercial development of Applied Graphene Materials’ exciting new technology.
“We have a solid track record in undertaking studies and developing innovative and practical solutions for proprietary technology providers.”
Amec Foster Wheeler is providing engineering recommendations to support the commercial development of Applied Graphene Materials’ proprietary process.
In the pilot stage this has produced high purity graphene nanoplatelets based on sustainable, readily available raw materials.
This is in contrast to other graphene production techniques which rely on the supply of graphite.