Oxford Catalysts Group signs FT service deal with Mourik

Oxford Catalysts Group, a modular gas-to-liquids technology specialist, has signed a service agreement with Mourik to provide catalyst handling services for the group’s commercial Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactors.

The replacement of spent fresh catalyst every two to five years is required for all FT technologies. Mourik has been working closely with the group for more than a year to qualify procedures for loading and unloading catalyst from its commercial FT reactors to be deployed in modular plants.

Catalyst replacement, activation and regeneration of the group’s FT units is said to be quicker and easier than with competing FT technologies, thus simplifying logistics and enabling improved asset utilisation.