Air Products awarded contract to build, own, operate China coal-to-syngas plant
Air Products announced it has been awarded a long-term onsite contract to supply syngas to Jiutai New Material for their multi-billion dollar mono-ethylene glycol project in Hohhot, China. Air Products will build, own and operate the air separation, gasification, and gas clean up processing facility that will include its proven and recently acquired Shell gasification technology. The project is expected to come onstream in the fourth quarter of Air Products' fiscal year 2021 and is expected to add over 20c to Air Products' EPS beginning in fiscal year 2022. Air Products will invest about $650M to build, own and operate the facility, and will receive a fixed monthly fee under the long-term contract. The facility will be designed to produce over 500,000Nm3/hr of syngas, and will be comprised of five gasifiers, two approximately 100,000nm3/hr air separation units, with syngas purification and processing, as well as associated infrastructure and utilities. Jiutai will supply the coal feedstock and take all output from the plant.