The Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group and its partner Sasol contracted with Foster Wheeler International Corporation and Wuhuan Engineering Company to carry out the Feasibility Study for the 80,000 bbl/day coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant at the Ningdong Chemicals Base in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China. (Earlier post.)
Sasol and Shenhua had originally planned a second 80,000 bbl/day CTL plant (earlier post, but China is now only allowing two CTL projects to continue with further study and development in China—one of them being the Ningdong plant.
The Ningdong base is already well advanced with a number of operating plants in existence and many others under construction. Extensive infrastructure exists, including power and water supply as well as roads, rail, housing and maintenance facilities. The site for a CTL plant has been prepared and the surrounding area also contains massive coal reserves.