Russia: Plant Engineering Shchekinoazot Operates Methanol, Ammonia Co-Production Unit Successfully

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The co-production plant is based on Topsoe’s Imap process and has been successfully operated by the Russian chemical firm Shchekinoazot since the past two years. The facility is capable of co-producing 450,000 tonnes of methanol and 135,000 tonnes of ammonia annually.

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The facility is the maiden methanol plant in the world that also allows ammonia production in small volumes.
The facility is the maiden methanol plant in the world that also allows ammonia production in small volumes.
(Source: Haldor Topsoe)

Russia – “We have seen very satisfactory reliability and availability of the Imap unit and appreciate the energy-efficient process. From the beginning of the project to startup and operation, our specialists have had access to Haldor Topsoe’s support, training, and knowledge whenever needed. Together with Topsoe’s high quality catalysts, this has been a decisive factor in securing that our plant is always running in optimal mode. It has been important to us that this technology is proven and that is developed, delivered and serviced by one vendor with complete overview of the processes,” says Anatoliy Surba, CEO of Shchekinoazot.

"We are very pleased that Shchekinoazot is satisfied with the performance of their Imap plant. We are proud to supply a proprietary process that has been in operation in seven facilities around the globe for over 20 years," says Amy Hebert, Deputy CEO and EVP, Topsoe.

Imap (Integrated Methanol and Ammonia Production) technology uses an efficient process scheme with a shared reforming section that minimises both capital costs and operating expenses. The process can deliver any split between ammonia and methanol.

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