Yuhuang – Vacherie Methanol Production Complex – Louisiana - Project Profile

Yuhuang – Vacherie Methanol Production Complex – Louisiana - Project Profile


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Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (Yuhuang), a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd is undertaking the construction of a methanol production complex in Louisiana, the US.

The project involves the construction of a methanol production complex on 526ha of land with a capacity of 3.3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and being executed in three phases.

The first and second phases include the construction of methanol production plants with an investment of US$1,200 million and US$650 million respectively. The third phase includes the construction of a methanol derivatives plant to produce intermediate chemicals.

The project also includes the construction of manufacturing units, processing units, storage facilities, distribution units and administrative space, and the installation of related machinery and equipment.

In February 2014, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development granted an incentive package with two performance-based grants to Yuhuang for the development of the project.

China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corp. (HQC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China National Petroleum Company, and Technip have been appointed as front-end-engineering-design (FEED) contractors. HQC has licensed methanol technology from Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions.

In February 2015, Air Liquide was appointed to supply 2,400 tonnes of oxygen per day.

The Louisiana state agreed to provide US$9.5 million grant to be paid over five years starting in 2017 for infrastructure costs and US$1.75 million grant over 10 years for leasing access to the riverfront and developing a terminal dock.

On May 12, 2015, Yuhuang secured air operating permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DoEQ) for the first phase of the project.

On August 25, 2015, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions was awarded the detailed design engineering contract for the first phase of the project. Under the agreement, Air Liquide also will provide procurement services for the entire facility.

On September 15, 2015, Amec Foster Wheeler was awarded engineering, procurement and construction contractor management (EPCM) contract for the first phase.

On September 18, 2015, a groundbreaking ceremony held.

In October 2015, Amec Foster Wheeler will follow upon completion of Yuhuang Chemical’s front-end engineering and design work.

In September 2016, an air permit approved in 2015 was sent back to state DoEQ for more work after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed with environmental groups that the permit is not up to par.

On January 9, 2017, construction works on the first phase of the project commenced.

In February 2017, Amec Foster Wheeler appointed as an auxiliary boiler supply contractor for the project and scope of contract includes to supply the fan, ductwork, combustion system, heat-recovery and selective-catalytic-reduction equipment necessary to meet emissions requirements.

Construction works on the first phase are underway with completion scheduled by the fourth quarter of 2019.


The project involves the construction of a methanol production complex on 526ha of land with a capacity of 3.3MTPA in Vacherie, St. James Parish, Louisiana, the US.

The US$3,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of manufacturing units

2. Construction of processing units

3. Construction of storage facilities

4. Construction of distribution units

5. Construction of administrative space

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