NEXT Renewable Fuels selects IAG to build biorefinery facility in Oregon
In the United States (US), NEXT Renewable Fuels Inc., (NEXT) has announced that it has reached an agreement with IAG, a Triten Corporation subsidiary for IAG to act as NEXT’s Owners Representative and engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) to manage the design, engineering, and construction of NEXT’s planned renewable fuels biorefinery near Clatskanie, Oregon.
NEXT is focused on the development and production of second‐generation advanced biofuels, including renewable green diesel, propane, and naphtha to supply contracted off‐take agreements for customers in the western United States and Canada.
The planned NEXT Renewable Fuels Oregon biorefinery, currently in the permitting phase, will supply the West Coast with advanced green diesel and other renewable products. Scheduled to open at Port Westward in 2021, the project represents an investment of more than US$1 billion.
Once completed, the state‐of‐the‐art facility will eventually employ more than 200 staff on site and will position Oregon as a leader in advanced biofuels production. NEXT selected IAG for this vital role based on their vast experience and past success in managing and bringing complex industrial projects on‐line both on time and on budget. We are pleased to be working with them to bring our advanced renewable fuels to the market, said Lou Soumas, President NEXT in a statement.
IAG is internationally known for its history of completing projects safely, on time, on budget and on spec. A part of the Triten Corporation, IAG has managed more than 200 projects in 20 countries. IAG began work on its first US$1 billion project in 2007 and branched into the biofuels sector in 2009. It has been involved in more than 20 emerging technology projects since.
NEXT is an innovative company with a dynamic leadership team and an exciting future. We’re proud to support their leadership in advanced biofuels through the development, construction, and commissioning of this vital renewable fuels project, said Paul Westberry, President of IAG.