International Gasification Projects by TransGas
TransGas uses proven Uhde PRENFLO® Coal Gasification technology. The PRENFLO® operation in Puertollano, Spain, is the world’s largest solid-fuel-based International Green Construction Code (IGCC) power plant. Adams Fork Energy located in Mingo County, West Virginia, will use this Coal Gasification technology to convert 7,500 tons of coal to 18,000 barrels of gasoline and 3000 barrels of LPG or propane, per day.
The Adams Fork Energy located in Mingo County, West Virginia plant is TransGas’ reference plant design and will produce nearly 1 billion gallons per year of gasoline and liquid fuels from approximately 7,500 tons of coal. The plant can utilize any grade of coal including coal otherwise deemed to be waste coal.
As TransGas Development Systems’ coal gasification reference plant has progressed we have been contacted by various national governments and private entities around the world concerning project development opportunities. Each opportunity is evaluated by the TransGas team for technical feasibility and financial sustainability. Several of these have already progressed beyond initial conversations.
TransGas is expanding the provision of technical advice and project development in the areas of energy and infrastructure to countries that have been impacted by natural disasters or political and social unrest. TransGas’ work in crisis response and management harnesses the company’s three-decade global experience to support local authorities devise and implement infrastructure plans while building long-term resilience.
International Crisis Response and Management
TransGas aims at strengthening national capacities to deliver better and more modern infrastructure that helps people withstand natural disasters and incentivizes sustained and sustainable economic growth. TransGas provides immediate on-site analysis and undertakes feasibility studies to help determine optimal solutions.
TransGas’ portfolio in crisis management and response includes the following:
Fast response to power outages and recovery of grid voltage:
Immediate provision and installation of skid-mounted generators.
Procurement of electricity and power generation, distribution and transmission equipment.
Technical assistance and training in building or re-building infrastructure that supports resilient economic growth.
Feasibility studies and technical assessments in collaboration with local authorities.
Country Focus: The Philippines
TransGas was invited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to undertake a technical assessment of the damages caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda to support the immediate restoration of electricity to the Filipino people and businesses. Yolanda, the strongest storm ever recorded, affected 16 million people in the Philippines in November 2013. Yolanda was also the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed, which surpassed 300 km/h.
The Super Typhoon caused significant damage to the infrastructure of 44 different provinces, 591 municipalities and 57 cities, representing a cost that will easily surpass US$ 10 billion. Almost 1.2 million houses were either totally of partially damaged, while more than 4 million people were displaced. 1,959 electricity and power facilities were severely damaged. Ongoing power outages affect a total of 234 municipalities.
The TransGas Report
“The Philippines and Super Typhoon Yolanda” is a TransGas report that serves as an advocacy tool for the Filipino local authorities and electrical cooperatives that are in desperate need of donations of equipment and external funding to restore the power infrastructure. The report provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of the damages caused by the Super Typhoon to the infrastructure of the Philippines. TransGas’ technical analysis enabled the identification of the ideal locations for the placement of turbine generator units.