APD bags a gasification contract in China

Air Products (APD) has been awarded a long-term onsite contract to supply syngas to Jiutai New Material Co. Ltd for their multi-billion dollar mono-ethylene glycol project in Hohhot, China. Air Products will build, own and operate the air separation, gasification, and gas clean up processing facility that will include its recently acquired Shell gasification technology.

Air Products will invest about USD 650M to build, own and operate the facility, and will receive a fixed monthly fee under the long-term contract. The facility will be designed to produce over 500,000Nm3/hr of syngas, and will be comprised of five gasifiers, two approximately 100,000nm3/hr air separation units (ASU), with syngas purification and processing, as well as associated infrastructure and utilities. Jiutai will supply the coal feedstock and take all output from the plant.

Building on the Lu’An and Yankuang gasifier projects, this will be Air Products’ third opportunity to extend its industrial gas supply scope in China to include coal gasification and syngas supply.

The Jiutai Group is engaged in the production of Methanol, Olefins, and other chemical products.

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