Methanol Production Russian Integrated Petrochemical/Fertilizer Project Takes First Step
Topsøe completes the first phase of its Russian petrochemical project: A new 1350 tons per day facility for OAO ShchekinoAzot, the first modern Russian methanol plant in the post-sowjetic era was commissioned and has already reached full load.
Pervomayskiy/Russia – Haldor Topsøe supplied license, basic engineering and equipment for the Russian methanol plant. The secondary reformer with the CTS burner, the methanol reactor itself, waste heat boilers, steam drums and catalysts were supplied by the Danish company.
The project marks the first step in a cooperation between Haldor Topsøe and plant operator ShchekinoAzot for the creation of a state-of-art integrated petrochemical and fertilizer complex. The next step will be the construction of a new hydrogen plant in 2012, say officials.
Dr. Haldor Topsøe stated through a video clip that he hoped “that the result and operation of the plant will further cement the basis for OAO ShchekinoAzot moving ahead under the leadership of Mr Sokol and his very gifted staff”.