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Mitsubishi eyes new methanol complex in Trinidad

04.09.2013  | 

In the first phase, the proposed plant would produce 1 million tpy of methanol and 100,000 tpy of dimethyl ether. The partners expect to reach a final investment decision by March 2014 and start commercial operations by March 2017, the two Japanese companies said in a statement.

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By MARI IWATA

TOKYO--Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. said Tuesday they will study the feasibility of developing and operating a petrochemical project in Trinidad and Tobago that would use the Caribbean country's natural gas as feedstock.

The Japanese companies said they had reached an agreement on the study with the government of Trinidad and Tobago and Neal & Massy Holdings Ltd., a local conglomerate participating in the project.

In the first phase, the proposed plant would produce 1 million tpy of methanol and 100,000 tpy of dimethyl ether. The partners expect to reach a final investment decision by March 2014 and start commercial operations by March 2017, the two Japanese companies said in a statement.

The statement didn't specify an investment value.

The Nikkei said in its Tuesday morning edition the partners would invest about 83 billion yen ($835 million) in the project.


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B J Rao
04.11.2013

Continuation previous comments by self:
There are more than 60 reformers in operation world wide
Advantages of MIDREX reformers are
1) All the process NG cnverted to Synthesis gas only (No CO2, Cabon etc.)
2) CH4 in reformed gas is 1.0-1.2% in the reformed gas
3) Methane which is considered as inerts in Methanol synthesis is 1.0-1.2% only, which is a favorable condition for Methanol synthesis reactor

B J Rao
04.11.2013

Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co should consider MIDREX (USA) reformer rather than conventional Steam-Methane reformer (SMR) / Auto-thermal reformer (ATR). MIDREX reformer is @5-10% energy efficent rather than conventional reformers.
I have +32 years of experience and out of which 13 yers experience in MIDREX reformer alone and rest on synthesis gas / Natural gas processing. you may consider my cansider my candidature for the synthesis gas loop section from CONCEPT to Commissioning and till Performance gaurantee test. is completed.

p d choudhary
04.10.2013

i have 22 years experience and operating,commissioning and maintaining methanol plant.is there any vacancy for managerial engineering job IN TRINIDADA AND TOBAGO
to MARI IWATA

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