Russian operator lets contract for methanol plant

AEON Infrastructure subsidiary GTM One has let a contract to Haldor Topsoe to provide technology licensing, basic engineering, catalysts, and proprietary hardware for a grassroots methanol unit to be built at the Khimprom site in Volgograd, Russia.

AEON Infrastructure Corp. subsidiary GTM One has let a contract to Haldor Topsoe AS to provide technology licensing, basic engineering, catalysts, and proprietary hardware for a grassroots methanol unit to be built at the Khimprom site in Volgograd, Russia.

Haldor Topsoe will provide basic engineering as well as its proprietary SynCOR Methanol technology for the 3,000-tonne/day process unit, the service provider said.

Additionally, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Engineering will develop the front-end engineering design (FEED) package for the project, Haldor Topsoe said.

At an unidentified later stage, Haldor Topsoe said it expects the parties will sign an additional contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of the project.

GTM One selected SynCOR methanol-conversion technology for its high performance, low environmental impacts, high energy efficiency, and low capex, said Osipov Alexander, GTM One’s technical director.

Construction on the proposed new plant is slated to begin in second-half 2020.

The service provider disclosed no further details regarding the contracts or schedule for the project.

Haldor Topsoe previously was awarded a contract by IGP Methanol LLC (IGPM) to deliver engineering and SynCOR methanol-conversion technology for new units at IGPM’s proposed project to build a 7.2 million-tonne/year Gulf Coast Methanol Complex on a 140-acre parcel adjacent to the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish, La. (OGJ Online, Feb. 2, 2018).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@endeavorb2b.com.

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