Johnson Matthey awarded contract at Russian methanol plant

Article by Amanda Doyle

JOHNSON Matthey’s combined reforming methanol technology has been selected by JSC Technoleasing for its plant in the Amur Oblast region of Russia.

The licence from JM includes its new Advanced Series Loop technology, which improves natural gas efficiency by using a new synthesis loop arrangement along with existing reactor technology. JSC Technoleasing’s 3,000m t/d plant will be located in Skovorodino, Russia, pending a final investment decision. The facility will be the first JM-licensed methanol plant in Russia. JM’s methanol technology has been licensed at more than 90 plants over 45 years.               

John Gordon, Managing Director at JM, said: “We are delighted that Technoleasing has entrusted JM as their strategic partner and are proud to be a part of this ground-breaking project. Our new Advanced Series Loop technology will provide energy efficiency and significant economic benefits in gas consumption per ton of methanol over conventional loops for the Amur facility for many years to come.”

Vadim Medvedev, Technoleasing General Director, said that JM’s technology was the best available for the Skovorodino plant to ensure efficiency, and that the company was looking forward to the cooperation in building the plant and introducing the technology.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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