Energy Allied International, headquartered in Houston, TX established in 1975 has a proven track record for successfully launching energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and worldwide. Energy Allied International was approved in May for an Air Permit (permit #RN111735213) for the construction of the Sandpiper Methanol plant located in Texas City.

Sandpiper’s current design and construction of this natural gas-to-methanol manufacturing facility would be located on land leased from Eastman Chemicals at the Bay Street site. Once operating the facility’s production is estimated to be at 3,000 MT/day. Feedstock (natural gas) for the facility would be delivered via a yet to be constructed third party pipeline and the finished goods (methanol) will supply the markets along the gulf coast and abroad via truck, rail and ship. Methanol is a chemical building block used to produce formaldehyde, acetic acid, and a variety of other chemical intermediates.

Construction would be anticipated to begin in early 2025 with operations commencing by year end

Below is a list of the major new equipment comprising this plant as follows:

  • Separators
  • Columns
  • Drums
  • Process Vessels
  • Auto thermal reformer
  • Methanol reactor
  • Steam drums
  • Motors
  • Exchangers
  • Preheaters
  • Heaters
  • Superheaters
  • Blowers and associated motors
  • Absorbers
  • Saturators
  • Boilers
  • Compressors
  • Pumps and associated motors
  • Filters
  • Flare
  • Scrubbers
  • Water Deaerators
  • Process Tanks
  • Electrical Switchgear and main electrical components
  • Electrical Substation
  • Transformers
  • Power Distribution Center
  • Instrumentation equipment
  • Control Equipment & Room
  • Loading and unloading equipment and road works

Also included in this application are all of the associated concrete foundations, new pipe supports, new intra-plant piping, intra-plant conduit and connections, control loops, safety systems, fire water protection, insulation, pollution control equipment and utilities necessary to safely operate the new equipment.

Energy News