Coal gasification can be a solution for regions that seek alternatives to the use of pulverized coal technology and are concerned about high natural gas prices and environmental/political issues.
Customers are facing increasing requirements for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. Facing these challenges requires the consideration of a broad range of the potential carbon reduction options, for instance, carbon capture and carbon emission avoidance. Analyzing options for increased efficiency, cogeneration, or biomass co-utilization is also vital. Increased efficiency options include coal drying technology, cycle optimizations, upgrading of plant systems, or integrating solar power.
WorleyParsons engages with state-of-the-art material advances capable of providing advanced supercritical/ultra-supercritical steam conditions that directly improve plant efﬁciency and reduce emissions to meet the industry’s challenges. Working with our global alliance partners, WorleyParsons develops carbon capture designs coupled with transportation of CO2 for sequestration or enhanced oil recovery.
Our advanced coal specialists are experienced in numerous advanced coal technologies including gasification, oxy-combustion, carbon capture, supercritical/ultra supercritical design, solar-thermal integration. In addition we offer
- extensive experience in the design and construction of gasification process units
- coal gasification plant design and support contractor services
- substantial qualifications and experience in process design and cost estimating for greenfield and repowering applications
- in-house proprietary process and economic models to conduct feasibility studies and front-end engineering and design packages.
Gasification can economically and environmentally fuel new generation requirements for load growth or to repower older coal plants that require environmental enhancements. In addition customers can refuel existing combined cycle plants that cannot be dispatched due to high natural gas prices.
WorleyParsons evaluates and designs gasification projects in an environmentally responsible manner to economically fuel new generation requirements, or refuel existing combined cycle plants. We are committed to an independent approach and work with all technology providers, including Siemens, Lurgi, GE Energy, Phillips 66, Shell, and British Gas/Lurgi.
WorleyParsons’ advanced coal capabilities effectively utilize our customers’ coal resources by maximizing efﬁciency, minimizing environmental impact, and optimizing lifecycle costs.