Shell and Wison to develop new generation gasification technology
Feb 15, 2011
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (Shell) and Wison Engineering Ltd. (Wison) today announced their agreement to jointly develop a new, low-cost “hybrid” gasification technology demonstration plant in China, to collaborate in the technology’s future design and marketing, and to extend future cooperation to other coal gasification technologies.
This co-operation plays on Shell’s expertise in gasification and energy technologies, as well as Wison’s strong experience in project design and engineering.
“Hybrid gasification offers an environmentally sound solution at moderate costs for our customers to efficiently upgrade low-cost feedstock, such as coal, to more valuable products,” said Michiel Mak, vice president for gasification at Shell.
The hybrid gasifiers promise to further expand the market for syngas – the main product of the gasification process – into the chemicals, hydrogen and fertilizer industries.
Liu Haijun, chief operations officer of Wison, said, “As a fast emerging, one-stop engineering service provider, Wison owns both practical experiences and R&D facilities for coal chemical production and operations. The joint R&D and marketing cooperation with Shell is in line with our development strategy. This cooperation will lead to greater success in the future and make further contributions to clean and efficient utilization of China’s vast coal resources.”
Shi Xiaoli, clean coal director of Shell Companies in China, said, “R&D collaborations with Chinese partners to advance technology are key priorities of Shell’s strategy in China. This allows us to leverage the strong capabilities of our Chinese partners and grow business together. The new contract with Wison is an important building block towards our strategic goals.”
The “hybrid" technology, also called “dry-feed, bottom-water quench,” integrates various aspects of Shell’s novel coal gasification design with state-of-the-art bottom-water quench technology. The technology allows processing for a wider range of feedstock, offers a simplified design at lower cost, and could therefore offer more competitive solutions for customers.
For inquiries, please contact:
Shell Companies in China
Tel: (86-10) 6505 4501 ext. 2685
Wison Group Holding Limited
Tel: (86-21) 2030 6789-86967
Jaryl Strong, Shell Projects & Technology
Media Relations Manager
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About Royal Dutch Shell plc
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 90 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. is a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc.
Wison Engineering Ltd., a subsidiary of Wison Group Holding Ltd., is a leader in petrochemical, coal chemical and oil refining unit engineering. It offers a one-stop solution by providing comprehensive engineering project services covering consultation, design, procurement, construction management and EPC, project management, startup training and production operations.
With the headquarters in Shanghai, Wison Group has offices in more than 10 cities in China and worldwide, and nearly 3,000 employees. Wison Group has 13 subsidiaries, which constitute four main business units: energy services, marine &offshore, clean energy and emerging business.