Megaprojects Around the World

 

We are delivering some of the largest and most complex projects in the history of Air Products. Our success in executing these megaprojects demonstrates Air Products' core capabilities to support the world's largest energy projects with safety, reliability and operational excellence.

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Saudi Arabia

World's Largest Industrial Gas Complex Serving
Saudi Aramco

Air Products, under a joint venture (JV) with ACWA Holding, designed and built the world’s largest industrial gas complex to supply 75,000 metric tons per day (20,000 oxygen and 55,000 nitrogen) to Saudi Aramco’s refinery at Jazan Economic City in Saudi Arabia. Despite its remote location and regional climate challenges, the Air Products team successfully completed the world-scale complex without a lost time injury in 25 million worker hours.

In August 2018, Saudi Aramco, Air Products and ACWA Power signed a term sheet to form a more than $8 billion gasification/power JV at Jazan, purchasing the gasification assets, power block and associated utilities from Saudi Aramco.

In November 2019, Air Products confirmed that it is in final negotiations with Saudi Aramco, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra to acquire the gasification, power and industrial gas assets at Jazan, representing an updated total investment value of about $11.5 billion.

China

Lu'an Coal Gasification Project

Through its joint venture with Lu’an Clean Energy, Air Products supplies syngas and other industrial gases to Lu’an's syngas-to-liquids production in Changzhi, Shanxi, China. 

The world-scale gasification project involves four large air separation units (ASUs), four gasifiers and two syngas clean-up systems which have operated at full capacity to support one of China’s landmark clean energy demonstration projects. The gasifiers, which represent the largest pulverized coal gasifiers adopting Shell’s proven gasification technologies, have been delivering outstanding performance in feedstock input, gases output, carbon conversion rate and operational efficiency.

 



Gasifier at Jiutai New Material Co. Ltd mono-ethylene glycol project in Hohhot, ChinaJiutai Coal-to-Syngas Plant

Air Products has been awarded a long-term onsite contract to supply syngas to Jiutai New Material Co. Ltd for their multi-billion dollar mono-ethylene glycol project in Hohhot, China. The project, which will be the first to be built by Air Products including proven gasification technology acquired from Shell, is expected to come onstream in the fourth quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2021. 

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 (ASU), 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.