TechnipFMC is a technology-oriented world class engineering company proposing a wide range of services from process design and conceptual studies up to full EPC projects. TechnipFMC are active in various fields including chemicals, petrochemicals, life sciences and bio-sourced chemicals.

With more than 130 process engineers and 500 engineers & technicians, the TechnipFMC office in Lyon, (belonging to Technip France) is one of the Group’s expertise centers for process design, covering a wide technology portfolio including bio sourced processes. TechnipFMC is performing various size projects including pilot plants, demonstration units and industrial facilities. Technip Lyon has a long track record and proven experience in engineering bio sourced projects and has performed the preliminary studies of the Afyren demonstration plant.

Role in the project

TechnipFMC will be involved in commissioning and start-up of the flagship biorefinery, working in close collaboration with Afyren Neoxy. TechnipFMC will lead engineering activities of the esterification unit and will support Afyren Neoxy in procurement and construction activities of this new unit. TechnipFMC will set up the engineering documentation for the flagship plant, including the basic and detailed engineering design for the esterification unit, start-up operations, and support Afyren Neoxy for the first operation years to improve the operation of the first of its kind flagship plant. In parallel, TechnipFMC will develop a Licensing Process Design Book for future plants. The Process Design Book will be revised to integrate the feedback of the construction, start-up operations and first year operations.