Amec Foster Wheeler project receives Grand Prize engineering consulting award - Georgia, USA
- Porsche Cars North America Headquarters/ Aerotropolis project - Grand Prize winner
- Recognition for returning former assembly plant to productive use
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Porsche Cars North America Headquarters (PCNA)/Aerotropolis project was named the Grand Prize winner at the Georgia Engineering Awards, recognising its ability to work with clients to transform environmental liabilities into beneficial reuse for clients and their communities.
The firm provided environmental, engineering and construction services for Jacoby Development and PCNA to help transform the 130-acre former Ford Motor Company’s Atlanta Assembly Plant for use as the PCNA Headquarters. The project was also named the 2017 State Award winner in the environmental category.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia’s Engineering Excellence Awards recognises exceptional engineers and engineering projects from across the southeast USA. The Grand Prize winner was chosen from among the eight State Award winners honoured for their unique and innovative engineering applications, as well as social, economic and sustainable contributions to the community and future value to the engineering profession.
PCNA is the first major business to locate at the 130-acre site of a former manufacturing assembly plant near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Amec Foster Wheeler has a long history at the site. Its contribution includes reviewing environmental investigation information for the site, developing an environmental strategy and risk-based technical corrective action approach under the Georgia Voluntary Brownfield Program, and designing and overseeing the soil remediation of 34 areas from contaminants above state-regulated clean-up standards.
After PCNA purchased a portion of the site to develop its $100 million North American headquarters, Amec Foster Wheeler served as their geotechnical and environmental consultant for the new facility, providing due diligence services associated with site selection, design and contractor selection, and special inspections and materials testing during construction.
We are proud to contribute to a development project that has the potential to enhance Metro Atlanta’s position as a global economic leader. Winning the Grand Prize award is an honour and a testament to our commitment to delivering excellence for our customers and communities.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
About ACEC Georgia: The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) is the voice of the business of engineering in Georgia. ACEC Georgia advocates for public policy and legislation that will improve the business climate for the engineering industry, promote economic development and protect the integrity of the engineering profession. ACEC Georgia programs and events provide unique business development opportunities, information on current trends and best practices and leadership training to develop the next generation of engineering industry leaders.
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