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Aker Solutions: Gasification/liquefaction plant in U.S.

By Gerald Ondrey |

Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC has awarded Aker Solutions (www.akersolutions.com) the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package for its Medicine Bow Industrial Gasification & Liquefaction Plant located near the town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Aker Solutions successfully completed a Pre-FEED study for the project in July 2010. Since then Aker Solutions has worked under a letter of intent to provide services relating to design review, licensor support as well as additional Pre-EPC engineering and design. “We look forward to our continued relationship with Medicine Bow Fuel & Power,” says Glyn Rodgers, vice president and general manager, Aker Solutions. “It is exciting to see this project, the first of its kind in the United States and only the second one anywhere in the world, progress to the next stage.” The facility will produce liquid transport fuels and is due to come on line in 2015. When complete, the plant will be capable of converting coal into up to 21,000 bbl/d of gasoline and LPG liquid fuels. “This is a very significant step for the Medicine Bow Project,” says Robert Kelly, the chairman of DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC, the owner of the Medicine Bow Project. “The end result…
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