|Top Engineering Contractor for GTL Projects|
|Gas to liquids (GTL) technology has entered the limelight as a next-generation technology making use of natural gas. GTL is receiving increased attention as a source of more environmentally-friendly, cleaner energy. GTL diesel fuels used as automotive fuels, in particular, have a higher cetane rating (an index indicating the combustibility levels of diesel fuels) than conventional diesel fuels but contain none of the particulate matter such as sulfur which is a principal cause of the air pollution attributed to the use of diesel engines. There is considerable expectation that the use of GTL fuels will become more widespread.
In 1993, JGC completed construction of a commercial GTL plant in Malaysia for Shell. The plant was a first-of-its-kind project in the world. In 2005, JGC received a project management contract for construction of the world’s largest GTL plant (140,000 barrels per day) in Qatar, again for Shell. This project is currently under way.
With the assistance of Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), JGC, in partnership with Osaka Gas Corporation, is conducting research and development on a new synthetic gas manufacturing process called A-ATG (Advanced-Auto Thermal Gasification Process), a core process in GTL plants.
JGC is dedicated to being a top engineering contractor for GTL projects while contributing to environmental conservation through the propagation of GTL products.