ThyssenKrupp Uhde to build coal-to-liquids plant in Mongolia

11 April 2012 17:58  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--ThyssenKrupp Uhde is preparing to build a coal-to-liquids facility in Mongolia, the German petrochemicals engineering firm said on Wednesday.

Uhde said it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mongolian government to provide engineering, technology and construction services for the project.

The plant will run on proprietary Uhde technology, the company said.

"This plant will enable us to offer the customer a holistic process solution from coal to synthetic fuel," said Alfred Hoffmann, a member of Uhde’s executive board.

The Mongolian government has been intending to limit fossil fuel imports for quite some time and instead to increasingly utilise its abundant domestic coal deposits, Hoffmann said.

Mongolia therefore set itself the goal of upgrading the country's domestic coal and converting it into high-grade chemical and petrochemical products, he added.

Financial and capacity details were not disclosed.

Uhde added that it is also planning to build a heat recovery coke-making facility in Mongolia.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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