Korea-based POSCO, one of the world’s largest steelmakers, has selected ConocoPhillips’ E-Gas gasification technology for use in its Gwangyang coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) project. (Earlier post.)
The project, located near POSCO’s Gwangyang steel mill near Gwangyang, Korea, will allow POSCO to produce 500,000 metric tons of pipeline quality SNG annually from the gasification of approximately 1.8 million tons of coal. Preliminary design work began in 2008 and site preparation is now underway.
Under the agreement, ConocoPhillips will provide process engineering design and technical support relating to the gasification technology process block of the SNG facility. This process design package will be developed in the company’s Houston offices.