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Air Liquide supports the development of the largest Methanol plant in Africa

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed an agreement with Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical Company Limited (BFPCL) to support the construction of the largest natural gas to methanol plant in Nigeria.

As part of the agreement, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will be the technology licensor, bringing its extensive experience in the design and engineering of Methanol plants.

This Methanol plant, to be the largest in Africa, will be located in Odioma, Brass Island, Bayelsa State and will be able to produce up to 10,000 tons of Methanol per day based on Air Liquide Engineering & Construction proprietary process technology for large scale syngas and methanol, Lurgi MegaMethanol™, which efficiently converts natural gas into methanol. The plant is planned to be operational in 2024 and will service local and export markets.  

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction is a world leading methanol licensor, with over 50 years experience in plant design, engineering, procurement and construction offering customers safe, reliable and energy efficient technology solutions.

Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical Company Limited (BFPCL), is an incorporated entity with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), DSV Engineering, and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) as the project sponsors and shareholders.