Egypt build world’s largest methanol plant

Egypt to build world’s largest methanol plant

11:34 AM, 5th April 2011
Egypt to build world’s largest methanol plant

LONDON, UK: Egypt Japan Petrochemical Corporation SAE (EJPC) is constructing a methanol plant, termed to be the largest in the world. The plant combining methanol and ammonia project comprises of a 6,000 metric tons per day methanol plant which will employ Davy’s technology and a 2,000 metric tons per day ammonia plant (the Project). The hydrogen rich purge gas from the methanol loop will be used in the integrated ammonia plant.


The methanol plant, which will utilize steam reforming of natural gas in conjunction with the advanced methanol synthesis process developed and licensed by Davy and JM. Recently, EJPC and Davy Process Technology Limited (Davy), a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Matthey Plc, signed a methanol operating licence agreement. The project is being implemented together with Carbon Holdings Ltd (Giza, Egypt), which is developing several projects in Egypt.


Also Carbon Holdings and EJPC are implementing new downstream oil and gas infrastructure in Egypt at the ninth industrial zone of Ain Sohkna industrial area, Egypt. In addition to the methanol and ammonia complex, CHL will commence construction of a greenfield ammonium nitrate complex in 2011 and is making excellent progress and generating considerable interest in a greenfield Olefins Project.


“We are very pleased that EJPC has decided to proceed with their world scale project utilizing our reforming and methanol technologies and we look forward to working with EJPC throughout the plant design process, start-up and operation,” said Antoine Bordet, Managing Director, Davy Process Technology.

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