You are currently viewing: News



28-06-2019

World’s only natural gas-to-gasoline plant in operation in Turkmenistan

Today, a grand event marked the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline plant close to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. His Excellency President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and a large number of dignitaries attended the event.
 
Start-up of the plant has proceeded according to plan and the initial product meets the agreed specifications. During the coming months, the performance test run is expected to be completed. At full capacity, the plant will produce 15,500 barrels of gasoline per day.
 
“We are proud to be part of this forward-thinking and ambitious project. It sets a new world standard for monetizing gas resources in a very effective way and will be a model for other nations and companies around the globe. This is the definitive demonstration that TIGAS™ is a technologically and financially viable way to produce gasoline from natural gas,” says Bjerne S. Clausen, CEO of Haldor Topsoe.
 
The plant is an important step forward in Turkmenistan’s plan to monetize the country’s huge natural gas resource – the fourth-largest in the world – and diversify its export potential. In addition, the production will supply the Turkmen home market with synthetic gasoline that complies with the highest environmental standards, contains no sulfur and very little unwanted byproducts.
 
The contract to build the plant has been awarded by the national gas company Turkmengas and is based on Topsoe’s proprietary end-to-end technology TIGAS™. The TIGAS™ solution is based on industry-proven Topsoe technologies and catalysts, among those the proprietary SynCOR™ technology. Utilization is very high with gasoline making up more than 85% of the product stream and 11-13% valuable liquefied gases (LPG). The TIGAS™ process can produce gasoline in compliance with varying national specifications.
 
Topsoe has supplied license, engineering, catalysts and hardware such as ATR burner, reactors and boilers for the plant. Kawasaki Heavy Industries was the EPC contractor, and Rönesans was responsible for erection.

Sponsor : Haldor Topsoe

Other News Items

Gaz Sintez selects SynCOR Methanol™ from Haldor Topsoe

Gaz Sintez is developing the methanol plant project at the port of Vysotsk in the Leningrad Region of Russia. As announced earlier, Hyundai Engineering has started the ...

22-01-2020

Worlds largest ATR-based methanol plant has been put into successful operation

Recently, Topsoe announced the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan. The complex includes the world’s largest ...

14-01-2020

Haldor Topsoe and Sasol offer customers single-point licenses for gas-to-liquids solutions

Today, Topsoe and Sasol announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly license their GTL technologies. For many years, the two companies have ...

02-12-2019

Haldor Topsoe wins 2019 IChemE Oil and Gas award

It was a proud Topsoe delegation who accepted the award on behalf of the larger group of excellent scientists, engineers, and other Topsoe employees involved in development ...

11-11-2019

Jiangsu JITRI-Topsoe joint R&D center opens

Over the past 18 months, the Jiangsu JITRI-Topsoe Joint R&D center has been installed at the Xiangcheng municipality. The 5,000 square meter building comprises brand ...

30-10-2019

Nahodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant selects Topsoe as licensor for world-scale methanol plant

Topsoe will provide license, basic engineering, catalysts, and proprietary hardware for the methanol plant which will be based on Topsoe’s two-step reforming technology.   “We ...

06-09-2019

GTM ONE chooses SynCOR™ technology from Haldor Topsoe

Topsoe will provide license, basic engineering, catalysts and proprietary hardware for methanol production. In the first stage, Topsoe will provide basic engineering ...

29-08-2019

Perdaman chooses SynCOR™ solution for world’s largest ammonia plant

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers has signed a licensing and engineering contract for Haldor Topsoe’s SynCOR Ammonia™ solution for its A$ 4 billion ammonia/urea ...

21-08-2019

Topsoe to build demonstration plant to produce cost-competitive CO2-neutral methanol

The demonstration plant, scheduled to be fully operational in the beginning of 2022, is expected to demonstrate that sustainable methanol production from biogas can compete ...

16-07-2019

World’s only natural gas-to-gasoline plant in operation in Turkmenistan

Today, a grand event marked the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline plant close to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. His Excellency ...

28-06-2019