NWIW – Port of Kalama Gas to Methanol Conversion Plant – Washington - Project Profile
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Northwest Innovation Works, LLC (NWIW) is planning to undertake the methanol production plant at Port of Kalama in Washington, the US.
The project involves the construction of a natural gas to methanol conversion plant with a capacity of 3.6 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) on 32ha of land. It is being implemented in two phases with a capacity of 1.8MMTPA each.
The finished product will be stored in 200,000 tonnes capacity storage tanks and then transferred by pipeline to a new deep-draft marine terminal on the Columbia River.
The project includes the construction of a 4.9km pipeline of 24 inches, natural gas processing facilities, storage tanks, containment systems, distribution facility, stormwater systems and other related facilities, and the installation of machinery, safety and security systems.
In April 2014, port commissioners signed a four-part lease agreement with NWIW. The lease agreement includes four parts: a right-of-entry agreement, lease of premises, water services agreement and a dock agreement. The right-of-entry agreement gives NWIW the permission to access the port property, gives the company 18 months to complete engineering, geotechnical and land title studies. The agreement is for 30 years, with five 10-year options beyond that.
In August 2014, NWIW appointed BergerAbam to provide environmental and permitting expertise for the project. Under a separate contract, BergerAbam will also assist the Port of Kalama with the permitting activities that fall under the port’s purview.
In September 2014, NWIW signed an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to sell approximately 8,093 m2 area to the port which is needed to provide dedicated access to the project site.
On August 6, 2015, NWIW signed a deal with Johnson Matthey Process Technologies to provide the ULE reforming technology for the project.
In August 2015, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project is scheduled to be completed by fourth quarter of 2015.
In October 2015, Federal and state regulators are in the process of reviewing the project and Department of Ecology will decide on the issue of permits for the project.
On February 16, 2016, Technip USA, Inc. was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services contract.
On March 3, 2016, EIS draft has been released for public review. In September 2016, Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County released the final environmental impact statement (EIS).
In December 2016, the Southwest Clean Air Agency issued a preliminary air quality permit to the NWIW. According to the permit, the plant would be allowed to emit up to 53 tons per a year of toxic and hazardous pollutants.
In March 2017, the Cowlitz County was granted the shoreline conditional-use permit for the project. The permit was forwarded to the Washington State Department of Ecology (WDE) for further review.
On April 18, 2017, WDE asked NWIW to submit an improved site map of the project.
On June 7, 2017, Southwest Clean Air Agency regulators granted an air pollution permit for the project. On June 8, 2017, WDE approved a shoreline permit and granted water quality certification for the project.
As of February 2018, an environmental review process is underway.
The project involves the construction of a natural gas to methanol conversion plant with a capacity of 3.6 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) on 32ha of land at Port of Kalama, Washington, the US.
The US$1,800 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of natural gas processing facilities
2. Construction of a distribution facility
3. Construction of containment systems
4. Construction of stormwater systems
5. Construction of storage tanks
6. Construction of a 4.9km pipeline of 24 inches
7. Construction of other related facilities
8. Installation of machinery
9. Installation of safety and security systems
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