Air Liquide Awarded Coal Gasification Contract in China

24.05.2013 -

Air Liquide has just signed a long-term contract with Fujian Shenyuan New Materials (Fujian Shenyuan) to supply industrial gases for its caprolactam production project located in Lianjiang Kemen Economic & Development Zone, Fujian Province, South-East of China.

Under the terms of the contract, Air Liquide will invest in an industrial gases complex of eight units including an Air Separation Unit of 2,000 tons of oxygen per day, a Gasification unit, a Purification unit of synthesis gas (RectisolTM) and an ammonia plant to supply hydrogen, nitrogen and ammonia.

These plants, to be commissioned beginning of 2016, will produce 75,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen and 250,000 tons per year of ammonia.

Fujian Shenyuan is a private company. The Group who owns Fujian Shenyuan also owns two other downstream companies, to which Fujian Shenyuan will supply 100% of its caprolactam production. These two companies together have a 12% market share of the nylon textile filament market in China.