Dec. 14, 2007 (China Knowledge) – Shell signed a coal gasification contract of 600,000 tons methanol project with Hebi Coal Industry Group Co in Beijing on Dec. 12, sources reported.
The contract has won the government approval and becomes Shell’s 16th contract on coal gasification technology in China.
Located in Hebi, Henan Province, the project is invested by Henan Zhongyuan Chemical Coal Industry Group Ltd, which was established by the former Hebi Coal Industry Group and Henan Zhongyuan Dahua Group. The latter is the 11th company which adopted Shell’s coal gasification technology in China.
Shell has been promoting its coal gasification technology in China since November 2001, when it set up a joint venture with Sinopec, namely the Yueyang Sinopec-Shell Coal Gasification Co Ltd. Each company holds 50% stake in the joint venture.
Shell’s local partners also include Shenhua Energy, Datang International Power Generation.
Meanwhile, Shell has set up a clean coal service center in a bid to better service its clients in China.
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