OCI and Petrofac to deliver gasification-based green methanol programme

OCI Global, a producer and distributor of nitrogen, methanol, and hydrogen products, and Petrofac, a service provider to the energy industry, have entered a partnership to deliver OCI’s programme of gasification-based green methanol projects.

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According to Petrofac, the programme will support the production of low-carbon feedstock for OCI’s existing methanol facilities.

The service provider informed that OCI will work with them, on an exclusive basis, on the design of a standardised gasification process and modular design for the delivery of new waste-fed facilities. In addition, Petrofac said it will deploy its engineering, procurement, and project management expertise to provide continued support to OCI for the delivery of the programme.

Bashir Lebada, CEO of OCI Methanol/HyFuels, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Petrofac in the design and delivery of our green methanol ambitions. This is another important step in scaling green methanol and hydrogen technologies and increasing our supply base to service the rapidly increasing demand we see from marine and road fuels. Our partnership with Petrofac will allow us to accelerate delivery of these important green transportation fuels.”

John Pearson, COO of Petrofac’s New Energy Services business, noted: “Petrofac is proud to be partnering with OCI to support it in its green methanol production programme. Both our organisations are committed to making the energy transition a reality and we look forward to leveraging our engineering and technical capabilities, alongside our project delivery experience to support this exciting project. Our initial focus will be on fast-tracking the engineering to support OCI’s ambitious programme goals.”

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