The Fushun Mining Group (FMG) is famous in China for their West Open Pit coal mine, one of the largest mines in the world - 6 km long x 2.2 km wide x 500 m deep. Coal production is 7 million tonnes/year. Oil shale lies above the coal deposit and is mined as overburden. FMG currently produces oil from a portion of the oil shale using an older vertical retort technology, but the fines portion of the crushed oil shale cannot be used in the vertical retorts and is discarded.
230 t/h ATP Processor in Fushun, China
FMG ATP Plant Oil Production Ceremony (2013)
In 2004, FMG shipped 100 tonnes of oil shale to UMATAC for testing in UMATAC’s pilot plant and laboratory facilities in Calgary. Following the test program, the parties held a series of technical discussions and review meetings which culminated in signing the contract for design and construction of an ATP System for FMG.
Design and construction of the first FMG ATP plant commenced in early 2006 and was completed in 2010. The facility has a rated oil shale processing capacity of 1,750,000 tonnes/year and produces 108,000 tonnes/year of product hydrocarbons.
This video shows rotation of the FMG ATP Processor
This video shows the significance of FMG’s progression from old to new by having the steam engine, diesel train, and then the electric train connected in series.