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UCC Shchekinoazot confirm guaranteed operation parameters of methanol and ammonia plant

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UCC Shchekinoazot 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.

In December, UCC Shchekinoazot (Tula region, Russia) successfully completed a test run of its newly erected methanol and ammonia co-production unit based on Haldor Topsoe’s Integrated Methanol and Ammonia Production (IMAP) Methanol+TM process.

The test was supervised by Topsoe specialists, who verified that plant operated safely and as expected.

The plant is the first greenfield project in the world to be based on Topsoe’s CO2-neutral ammonia and methanol co-production process.

The proprietary IMAP Methanol+TM 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 – 35 %. IMAPTM technology also exists in versions that allow flexible co-production of larger shares of ammonia and/or urea.

Production capacity at the plant is 450 000 tpy of methanol and 135 000 tpy of ammonia.

UCC Shchekinoazot is currently implementing their third methanol production plant under Topsoe license with a capacity of 500 000 tpy of methanol.

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