04/20/2012 | Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer
ThyssenKrupp Uhde and the Mongolian government reach agreement on coal-to-liquids plant and heat recovery coke making plant in Mongolia
Dortmund/Germany – On 31 March 2012 the Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj visited North Rhine-Westphalia accompanied by a major business delegation during a five-day state visit to Germany.
On this occasion ThyssenKrupp Uhde and the representatives of the Mongolian government signed two Memoranda of Understanding relating to the development, engineering and construction of both a coal-to-liquids plant and a heat recovery coke making plant.
Feasibility studies for the two projects had already been prepared at an earlier date. The result of the coal-to-liquids study was presented at the Mongolian CTG Project Conference in Ulan Bator in June 2008, and the heat recovery coke making plant study based on ThyssenKrupp Uhde's proprietary heat recovery coking technology was presented in December 2011.
At the same time as the Memoranda, ThyssenKrupp Uhde also signed a licensing agreement with the Ulan Bator-based company Industrial Corporation of Mongolia for use of ThyssenKrupp's proprietary Prenflo coal gasification technology.
"ThyssenKrupp Uhde is contributing proprietary technologies to both projects and will also be acting as general contractor," said Alfred Hoffmann, CTO and Member of ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH's Executive Board.
Referring to the coal-to-liquids plant, he added: "This plant will enable us to offer the customer a holistic process solution from coal to synthetic fuel."
"We are extremely glad that for several years now we have had a partner in ThyssenKrupp Uhde whose experience and expertise in the EPC business can be relied on in every possible way," said Batsukh Yadamsuren, Director of ICM.
"The chemical plants on which Mongolia has set its sights are huge and complex," added Mr Yadamsuren. "Therefore, we need an experienced single-source chemical EPC contractor and licensor if we are to satisfy the expectations of the financiers and operators."
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