Gasification Projects

 

Air Products is a premier provider of turnkey solutions to convert hydrocarbon feedstock into synthesis gas for high-value products. Through our acquisition of the Shell and GE gasification technologies, our teams draw upon the experience gained from designing approximately 500 gasifiers. Our proven gasification technologies take a full range of lower-value feedstocks and convert them in a lower-emission manner into syngas, which is then used to make higher-value products.

Lu'an Site GasifiersLu'An Clean Energy Company
Changzhi, Shanxi Province, China

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  • Scope: Long-term supply of syngas from coal gasification. Air Products process includes:
    – Four 3,000 ton-per-day (tpd) Air Products dry-feed gasifiers with syngas coolers, the largest single dry-feed gasifiers at the time of being put into operation
    – Syngas clean-up system
    – Four air separation units (ASU) producing >16,000 tpd of oxygen and nitrogen
  • Customer End Products: 1 mmpta coal to liquidone of China's landmark clean energy demonstration projects
  • Ownership: Joint venture (JV) between Air Products (60%) and Lu'An (40%)
  • Cost: ~$1.5 billion 
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee and provides coal
  • Other:
    – The gasifiers represent the largest pulverized coal gasifiers adopting Shell's proven gasification technologies.

Jazan, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco
Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia

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  • Scope: JV purchased ASUs, gasification, syngas cleanup, utilities and power assets from Aramco. The JV owns and operates the facility under a 25-year contract for a fixed monthly fee, with Aramco supplying feedstock to the JV, and the JV producing power, steam, hydrogen and other utilities for Aramco.
  • Customer End Products: Refined oil products
  • Ownership: JV between Air Products (46%), ACWA Power (25%), Saudi Aramco (20%) and Air Products Qudra, a majority-owned JV with Qudra Energy (9%). Air Products' total ownership is 50.6%.
  • Cost: ~$12 billion
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee and provides vacuum residue
  • Timing: 2023 reached financial close and transfer of the second group of assets 

Jiutai New Material Co. Ltd
Hohhot, China

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  • Scope: Long-term supply of about 500,000 nm3/hour of syngas. Air Products process includes:
    – Two 2,000 tpd Air Products dry-feed gasifiers, converting lignite into syngas efficiently
    – Two ~100,000 nm3/hour ASUs
    – Syngas purification and processing
    – Associated infrastructure and utilities
  • Customer End Products: 1 mmtpa MEG—the largest single plant of its size
  • Ownership: Air Products (100%)
  • Cost: $650 million
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee
  • Status: Onstream expected 2023

Debang gasificationDebang Group
Xuwei National Petrochemical Park, Lianyungang City,
Jiangsu Province, China

  • Scope: Long-term supply of about 500,000 nm3/hour of syngas. Air Products process includes:
    – Two 750 tpd slurry gasifiers
    – Purification units
    – ASUs
  • Customer End Products: 350,000 tons per year (tpy) of chemicals
  • Ownership: JV between Air Products (80%) and Debang Group (20%)
  • Cost: ~$250 million
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee
  • Status: Onstream expected 2023

PT Bakrie Capital Indonesia and PT Ithaca Resources 
Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

  • Scope: Long-term supply of nearly 2 million tpy of methanol. Air Products process includes:
    – Air separation
    – Air Products' proprietary Syngas Solutions™ dry-feed gasifier (6 million TPY of coal)
    – Syngas clean-up
    – Methanol plant
    – Utility island
  • Customer End Products: Nearly 2 million tpy of methanol
  • Ownership: Expect 100% Air Products
  • Cost: ~$2 billion
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee
  • Status: Onstream expected 2025