IHI E&C International Corporation (IHI E&C), a subsidiary of IHI Corporation, has been awarded a FEED study contract for a natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas, United States, by Primus Green Energy and its undisclosed JV partner—a global petrochemical company.
The proposed JV plant will be a scaled-up version of Primus’s demonstration plant opened in 2013 in New Jersey that produces methanol and gasoline. The Texas plant will use Primus’s patented STG+™ technology and will consume 28 MMcf/d of natural gas and produce 2,800 b/d of gasoline.
IHI E&C is an experienced contractor with relevant past projects in gas-to-liquids (GTL) and steam methane reforming technology. A modular plant supplier Koch Modular Process Systems will also collaborate in the project.
The FEED study is expected to conclude in the middle of 2020.