You are currently viewing: News



28-01-2019

UCC Shchekinoazot selcts IMAP™ co-production process from Haldor Topsoe

UCC Shchekinoazot has approved the results of a recent guarantee test run which confirmed that the plant delivered the guaranteed production volumes with the anticipated natural gas consumption. The test was supervised by Topsoe specialists, who verified that plant operated safely and as expected.
 
“We are pleased that the performance test has been concluded with a positive outcome. We opted for the IMAP™ co-production process because of its streamlined process layout with no shift reactors or CO2 removal unit. Also, the flexibility of this technology allowed us to replace an aging ammonia production unit with the considerably more energy-efficient IMAP™ process, while further expanding our methanol production capacity,” says Anatoly Surba, CEO of Shchekinoazot.
 
The proprietary IMAP Methanol+™ process design is intended for use where methanol is the main product, ammonia is the co-product, and there is no need to produce urea. Ammonia production capacity ranges from 25 to 35 percent. IMAP™ technology (Integrated Methanol and Ammonia Production) also exists in versions that allow flexible co-production of larger shares of ammonia and/or urea.
 
“We are delighted to see the world’s first grassroots IMAP™ plant begin operation at our long-standing customer and partner UCC Shchekinoazot. Being part of their ongoing success story makes us proud, and even more so because they have invested in co-producing methanol and ammonia, which is a unique Topsoe technology,” says Peter Vang Christensen, Managing Director of Haldor Topsoe’s Moscow office.
 
Collaboration between UCC Shchekinoazot and Topsoe dates back to 2007 when the construction of the first methanol plant started – it was launched in 2011. In 2012, a hydrogen unit with the capacity of 26,000 Nm3/hr was built and commissioned. UCC Shchekinoazot is currently implementing their third methanol production plant under Topsoe license with a capacity of 500,000 tons of methanol per year.
 
Topsoe and Shchekinoazot also join forces in a joint social project – the Tolstoy, Topsoe and Sokol Families’ Foundation – that supports gifted children from families in challenging circumstances.
Sponsor : 

Other News Items

Wood awarded contract to design largest single site refinery

Wood has been awarded an $8million contract by ADNOC Refining to deliver pre-front end engineering and design (pre-FEED) for a new refinery in Ruwais, in the western ...

21-02-2019

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger enter JV agreement

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and Schlumberger, the world's leading provider of technology ...

19-02-2019

High-density polyethylene plant constructed within SOCAR Polymer project

On February 18, the high-density polyethylene plant was officially opened within SOCAR Polymer project in the Sumgayit Chemical Industry Park. The opening ceremony was ...

18-02-2019

Fluor to design and build new Valvoline lubricants facility in China

Fluor Corporation announced today that it was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for Valvoline’s new blending and packaging ...

15-02-2019

Gazprom Neft introduces digital energy standards in its refining operations

A pilot “Digital Substation” IT suite has gone into operation at Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery, with this new facility set to become ...

15-02-2019

HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited selects LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology

LyondellBasell, the world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, today announced HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited, has selected LyondellBasell’s fifth generation ...

13-02-2019

StyroMax UL3 catalyst delivers excellent results at Shandong Yuhuang plant

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the successful performance of its StyroMax UL3 ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalyst at the styrene monomer ...

12-02-2019

Velocys ammends agreement with Red Rock Biofuels

Velocys plc, announces it has agreed a series of amendments in its licensing contracts with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB), regarding RRB’s license of Velocys Fischer-Tropsch ...

12-02-2019

5 key takeaways about digitalization in Oil & Gas

The aftermath of the IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil and Gas conference has revealed several key takeaways regarding digitalization in oil and gas. Among the main ...

11-02-2019

SPECTRO introduces SPECTROGREEN ICP-OES analyzer

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced its new SPECTROGREEN inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analyzer, debuting its new revolutionary ...

11-02-2019