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West Virginia Methanol to build $350m methanol plant, bring high paying jobs to Pleasants County

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 20, 2020
West Virginia Methanol Inc. has selected a site in Pleasants County to develop a plant for producing methanol, which is expected to create approximately 30 high paying jobs once operational.
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The $350 million-dollar plant will be owned by West Virginia Methanol Inc. and is designed to produce 900 metric tons of high-purity methanol from natural gas each day.

Topics: Virginia

West Virginia Methanol is currently working on permitting and final design details for the site and expects to make a final investment decision in the first half of 2021 with operations expected to commence as early as mid-2023.

The chosen site, which formerly housed an industrial plant, has road, rail, and river transportation access, is near a major natural gas pipeline, and has all other required utilities on-site or nearby, making it an ideal location for methanol production.

The site is also conveniently located for regional methanol customers who currently transport methanol from the U.S. Gulf Coast or from other countries.

West Virginia Methanol has selected Haldor Topsoe for the supply of the main methanol units’ engineering, procurement, fabrication, and assembly. West Virginia Methanol is planning to use three MeOH-To-Go™ plant units based on Topsoe’s technology, in collaboration with Modular Plant Solutions, to convert natural gas to methanol.

October 20, 2020