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Haldor Topsøe and Linde supply technology for POSCO’s SNG plant in South Korea

By Gerald Ondrey |

The technology group The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) and Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com), a market leading provider of integrated catalyst solutions, today announced they have been selected as technology suppliers for the syngas treatment and methanation unit of POSCO’s (www.posco.com) synthetic natural gas (SNG) plant. The new plant will be erected in Gwangyang, South Korea, producing SNG from coal and/or petcoke. The POSCO SNG plant, with a nominal capacity of 500,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of pipeline-ready SNG, will be brought into operation by end of 2013. It will be the first SNG plant in South Korea. The Linde Group’s Engineering Division will supply the complete technology chain of syngas treatment and conditioning, including sour shift, acid gas removal — featuring Linde Rectisol — and sulphur recovery. Haldor Topsøe will supply the complete methanation technology, TREMP, including conditioning of the product gas, to deliver SNG with a methane purity in excess of 98%. “Given the strategic significance of the POSCO SNG project for the diversification of the energy supply in South Korea, the selection of TREMP for POSCO SNG is a milestone…
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