Greenfield Project UCC Approves Test Run Results of World’s First Imap Co-Production Plant
The UCC Shchekinoazot plant is based on Haldor Topsoe’s integrated methanol and ammonia production methanol+ process. The plant comprises a production capacity of 450,000 tonnes of methanol and 135,000 tonnes of ammonia per year.
Tula region/Russia – In December, UCC Shchekinoazot successfully completed a test run of their newly erected methanol and ammonia co-production unit based on Haldor Topsoe’s integrated methanol and ammonia production methanol+ process. The production capacity of the plant is 450,000 tonnes of methanol and 135,000 tonnes of ammonia per year.
The plant is the first greenfield project in the world to be based on Topsoe’s unique, flexible, and CO2 neutral ammonia and methanol co-production process, Imap.
The company has approved the results of a recent guarantee test run which confirmed that the plant delivered the guaranteed production volumes with the anticipated natural gas consumption. The test was supervised by Topsoe specialists, who verified that plant operated safely and as expected.
The proprietary Imap methanol+ process design is intended for use where methanol is the main product, ammonia is the co-product, and there is no need to produce urea. Ammonia production capacity ranges from 25 to 35 per cent. Imap technology also exists in versions that allow flexible co-production of larger shares of ammonia and/or urea.