Odessa coal gasification plant
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Odessa power station is a proposed coal gasification plant in Ukraine.
The map below shows Odessa, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
In 2012 Naftogaz, the state gas and oil company of Ukraine, signed a $3.656 billion (€2.75bn) credit agreement with the state-owned China Development Bank to finance the substituting of natural gas with locally produced coal, to lessen Ukraine's dependence on foreign - mainly Russian - natural gas. The contract, guaranteed by the Ukrainian government, stipulates implementation of five coal gasification plants, in the Luhansk, Donetsk, and Odessa regions, using Shell technology approved by China.
In February 2014, Naftogas announced a tender of Rs 8.964 million for pre-development work on designing a coal gasification plant in Odessa and Severodonetsk Gorlovka (Sievierodonetsk). The Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Edward Stawicki predicted that Ukraine will begin construction of a coal gasification plant in cooperation with China in September 2014.
- Sponsor: Naftogas Ukraine
- Parent company:
- Location: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
- Coordinates: 46.466667, 30.733333 (approximate)
- Status: Announced
- Type: Coal gasification
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing: China Development Bank
Resources and articles
- "Ukraine's Naftogaz Signs Deal with China," Natural Gas Europe, December 27, 2012.
- "Naftogaz Ukrainy signs agreement to get Chinese credits for gas-to-coal projects," KyivPost, Dec 26, 2012.
- "Naftogaz will build a coal gasification plant," Feb 6, 2014.