09 October 2007 19:16 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Synthesis Energy Systems (SES) said on Tuesday its joint venture with Shandong Hai Hua Coal & Chemical has achieved “substantial completion" of its 28,000 m³/hour synthesis gas (syngas) coal gasification plant in Shandong Province, China, with the goal of initial sales in the fourth quarter.
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“With substantial completion behind us, we have now begun commissioning process units and heating the gasification blocks in preparation of producing commercial syngas at this facility which, when completed, will be the only commercial scale gasification plant of its kind in operation," Nicoll said
This plant will use SES' licensed U-GAS technology to convert waste coal into syngas.
Hai Hua, an independent producer of metallurgical coke, coal gas and methanol, will use the syngas produced from the coal gasification facility in its 100,000 tonne/year methanol plant, as fuel in its coke ovens and for its on-site power generation facility.
The project continues to target initial syngas sales to Hai Hua in the fourth quarter. Future expansion plans would increase capacity to accommodate a planned increase in methanol production by Hai Hua, and to meet other gas and chemical demands, SES said.
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