McDermott has been selected to work on a pioneering project for the production of Rhamnolipids—an advanced technology with the potential to fundamentally transform cleaning products and significantly reduce their environmental impact.
Rhamnolipids are a type of biosurfactant made via fermentation. It is used as a component of cleaning products and has exceptional foam-forming properties and high-performance results—all with the environmental benefits of being entirely based on natural sugars and being one hundred percent biodegradable.
"Rhamnolipids significantly advance the growing biosurfactant market. The process uses bacteria to produce the surfactants, the primary ingredient for creating foam within soaps and detergents, We are committed to working with our customers to develop sustainable solutions. Our experience in biotechnological processes and the scale of our operations make us the strategic partner capable of turning this naturally occurring process into a renewable ingredient."
-Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
The scope of the contract is for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services in order to support the customer to build a plant for the manufacture of Rhamnolipids.
The award contributes to the growing portfolio of projects in the energy transition market for McDermott. The engineering and procurement services will be executed from McDermott's office in Brno, Czech Republic, and the construction management will be performed at the customer's site in Slovakia.
McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. Our customers trust our technology-driven approach engineered to responsibly harness and transform global energy resources into the products the world needs. From concept to commissioning, McDermott's innovative expertise and capabilities advance the next generation of global energy infrastructure—empowering a brighter, more sustainable future for us all. Operating in over 54 countries, McDermott's locally-focused and globally-integrated resources include more than 30,000 employees, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels and fabrication facilities around the world. To learn more, visit www.mcdermott.com.