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Shchekinoazot Inaugurates Methanol and Ammonia Co-Production Plant

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UCC Shchekinoazot launches a methanol and ammonia co-production plant licensed by Haldor Topsoe.
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UCC Shchekinoazot launches a methanol and ammonia co-production plant licensed by Haldor Topsoe. (Source: Haldor Topsoe)

United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot Shchekinoazot launched a methanol and ammonia co-production plant licensed by Haldor Topsoe in the Tula region of Russia. The new plant can produce 450,000 tons of methanol and 135,000 tons of ammonia per year and is based on Topsoe’s Imap technology.

Lyngby/Denmark — UCC Shchekinoazot's new co-production plant is the first in the world to produce more methanol than ammonia Imap (Integrated Methanol and Ammonia Production) technology uses a process scheme that minimizes both capital expenditure and operating expenses as the conventional CO2 removal and CO shift sections are not necessary. The UCC Shchekinoazot co-production plant is the first in the world to produce more methanol than ammonia.

Collaboration between UCC Shchekinoazot and Topsoe dates back to 2007 when the construction of the first methanol plant started — it was launched in 2011. In 2012, a hydrogen unit with the capacity of 26,000 Nm3/hr was built and commissioned.

UCC Shchekinoazot is currently implementing their third methanol production plant under Topsoe license with a capacity of 500,000 tons of methanol per year. The groundbreaking ceremony also took place at the official event on September 7.

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