St. James Parish Project
SLM is in advanced stages of developing a world scale Methanol project in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
The project site in south Louisiana is situated at the nexus of North American petrochemicals production and prolific natural gas plays in Louisiana and Texas, with access to world-class transportation infrastructure, and interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines.
The St. James site has sufficient space for at least five trains and the plant’s life is expected to be in excess of 30 years. The first train will produce approximately two million tonnes per annum of methanol, with plant feed natural gas of approximately 70 bcf per annum, for delivery to the United States Gulf Cost petrochemicals market and potentially overseas markets.
SLM – Train One
- Nameplate capacity production of ~ 2 million metric tons per annum (“MMTPA”)
- ~ $2.5 billion production facility inclusive storage and terminalling
- Proven methanol technology based off of existing operating facility; proven CO2 recapture technology
- Front end engineering design completed
- Title V Air Permit modification underway with LDEQ
- Strategically located on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans
- Location on the Mississippi River provides access for both barges and deep water vessels
- Land buttressed and with access to major highway and rail line
- Multiple natural gas pipelines exist within a five mile radius