Russia: Plant Engineering Johnson Matthey Wins Technology Contract for New Methanol Plant

Editor: Ahlam Rais

JSC Technoleasing has selected Johnson Matthey’s combined reforming methanol and Advanced Series Loop technology for its new Amur Oblast facility in Russia. The technology aims to enhance natural gas efficiency of the 3,000 mtpd methanol plant.

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The contract also includes associated engineering, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply for the new Amur Oblast facility in Russia.
The contract also includes associated engineering, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply for the new Amur Oblast facility in Russia.
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Russia – Johnson Matthey (JM) has recently announced that its combined reforming methanol technology has been selected by JSC Technoleasing for the new Amur Oblast facility, located in Skovorodino, Russia. JM will provide a license for the 3,000 mtpd plant and will include their new Advanced Series Loop technology, which utilises an innovative synthesis loop arrangement together with existing reactor technology to achieve a significant improvement in natural gas efficiency. The contract also includes the associated engineering, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply.

Pending a final investment decision by Technoleasing, this will be the first JM licenced methanol plant in Russia using the combined reforming and Advanced Series Loop technology. It represents JM’s commitment to providing its world class expertise and sustainable technologies to Russia’s growing petrochemical industry.

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“Johnson Matthey’s combined reforming methanol technology turned out to be the best available technology for the Skovorodino plant. We are very much focused on ecological issues as well as the plant’s efficiency in consumption of natural resources. We are looking forward for cooperation with JM in building the plant and introducing this technology in Russia”, said Vadim Medvedev, Technoleasing General Director.

“We are delighted that Technoleasing has entrusted JM as their strategic partner and are proud to be a part of this ground-breaking project”, said John Gordon, Managing Director at JM. “This win demonstrates our unique ability to bring tailored solutions to our customers through our innovative methanol plant flowsheets, in-depth know-how and catalyst technologies. Our new Advanced Series Loop technology will provide energy efficiency and significant economic benefits in gas consumption per ton of methanol over conventional loops for the Amur facility for many years to come.”

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