China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corp. (HQC)

HQC, a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, is a leading engineering and construction  management  firm, operating  in nearly  20 countries, that has completed  more than 17 major EPC contracts for chemical and power-oriented gasification complexes. “HQC is excited to work with Summit and SNC-Lavalin to pursue this project, which is a leading example of the clean, low carbon use of domestic coal for the production of chemicals and power,” said Wang Xinge, CEO of HQC. “In particular,  we look forward to partnering with SNC-Lavalin in implementing such an important project.”

SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc. (SNC-Lavalin)

SNC-Lavalin is a world-leading  engineering  and construction  group with offices in over 50 countries,  including the USA and its Houston  office, which will lead the project on SNC-Lavalin’s behalf. Its 40,000 employees provide EPC and related services to clients in power, oil and gas, mining and metallurgy and infrastructure. “We see great potential for the principles of the Texas Clean Energy Project to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and around the world,” said  Neil  Bruce, CEO of SNC-Lavalin. “SNC-Lavalin has been active in carbon capture for years and has implemented real-world deployment of these technologies, including retrofitting power facilities. Partnering with HQC and Summit provides a great opportunity for SNC-Lavalin.”

EPC signing

EPC signing between HQC, SNC and Summit in Beijing on December 8, 2015.
Signatories (left to right): Wang Xingge, President & CEO, HQC; B. Jason Crew, CEO, Summit Power Group; Clive Vaughan, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Oil and Gas Division, SNC-Lavalin. Witnesses (left to right): Antonino Macri Pellizzeri, Advisor to the CEO, HQC; Jiao Hongqiao, Deputy Chief Engineer of Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group; Han Baojun, Director of Overseas Natural Gas Development Department, Oil & Gas Division, National Energy Administration; Li Yuping, Senior Executive Vice President, HQC; Bai Yuguang, President of CNPC Engineering & Constructing Company; Wang Shihong, Board Member & Assistant President of CNPC; Regis Conrad, Division Director, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management, US Department of Energy; Helena Fu, Deputy Director, Clean Energy, US Department of Energy, China Office; Sarah Kemp, Commercial Counselor, US Department of Commerce; Bradley Harker, Team Leader, Energy & Environment, US Department of Commerce; Bret Logue, Managing Director, Summit Texas Clean Energy; Eric Redman, Co-Chairman, Summit Power Group.

Siemens in the USA

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide sales of $104.3 billion in fiscal 2009.

With its U.S. corporate headquarters in Washington, DC, Siemens in the USA reported sales of $21.3 billion and employs more than 60,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Siemens is expected to build and provide equipment for TCEP’s combined cycle power plant, and is also expected to supply the coal gasification equipment for the chemical block.

Gasification offers one of the cleanest and most flexible ways of converting coal and low-grade fuels into high-value products – electricity, chemicals or synthetic fuels. Combining gasification with advanced gas turbines in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants results in a highly efficient technology for coal-based power generation. Gasification can offer environmentally friendly plants with lower emissions and the combination with readily available technology for CO₂ Capture and Storage (CCS).

The Siemens coal gasifiers, which are 18 meters long with an outside diameter of 4.3 meters and a weight of 220 tonnes, are among the world’s most flexible. They are capable of gasifying up to 2000 tonnes of coal daily. In the gasification process hard coal, lignite and other substances such as biomass, petcoke and refinery residues will be converted to syngas, and environmental pollutants such as sulfur and carbon dioxide subsequently removed. The syngas can then be used for eco-friendly power generation in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants or as a raw material in the chemical industry, for example in the production of synthetic fuels.

Siemens Gasifier
Siemens Gasification Test Center
in Freiberg, Germany

The Siemens SFG-500 coal gasifier is characterized by its straightforward design, high availability level, low servicing requirements, and fast startup and shutdown. Work is already in progress on gasifiers in the next higher capacity class. The entrained-flow Siemens Fuel Gasifier (SFG) is able to convert a large range of fuels and is ideally suited for lower-rank fuels like lignite with high ash and moisture content. The technology with its unique cooling screen design and the efficient dry-feeding system is based on more than 30 years of continuous product development.

The Siemens Gasification Test Center is located at our headquarters in Freiberg, and is one of the most comprehensive gasification test facilities in the world. More than 60 different fuels have been tested so far, which gives Siemens a rich body of experience.

The centerpiece of the Siemens Gasification Test Center is a 5 MWth gasification reactor which is complemented by a range of feedstock preparation systems and related gas cleaning process units. At the Siemens Gasification Test Center, a broad range of test conditions can be simulated and results produced to support plant design and permitting activities.


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