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Turkmenistan: Methanol Production World’s Largest ATR-based Methanol Facility is now in Turkmenistan

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

With a production capacity of 5225 MTPD, the methanol plant is part of the mega natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan. The project makes use of Haldor Topsoe’s Syncor Methanol solution to produce synthetic gasoline.

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Haldor Topsoe announced the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan.
Haldor Topsoe announced the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan.
(Source: Haldor Topsoe )

Turkmenistan – Recently, Topsoe announced the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan. The complex includes the world’s largest methanol plant based on autothermal reforming (ATR), using Topsoe’s Syncor Methanol solution, with methanol production capacity of 5225 MTPD.

In the Turkmen gas-to-gasoline complex, the Syncor Methanol solution has been combined with a gasoline synthesis loop to produce synthetic gasoline. This concept is named Syncor Tigas.

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Over the last two years Topsoe has signed five license agreements of similar capacity based on the Syncor technology. These projects are in various stages of development. Global demand for methanol is increasing. Accordingly, investors and producers plan for larger plants with improved energy efficiency to achieve economy of scale.

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