SIBUR launches Tomskneftekhim capacities overhaul to increase production volumes, upgrade and expand basic polymers, and improve industrial safety.
The project provides for production capacity growth from 130 ktpa to 140 ktpa for polypropylene based on the existing technology, and from 240 ktpa to 270 ktpa for low-density polyethylene (LDPE) based on the technology of Basell Polyolefine GmbH (Germany) enabling to improve the existing PE grades and produce a number of new LDPE grades at an upgraded unit.
Tecnimont, the main subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont Group, a leading international player in Engineering & Construction, Technology & Licensing and Energy & Ventures, is engaged in the LDPE unit expansion project to develop FEED (Front-End Engineering Design) documentation. Russian Plastpolymer is to prepare retrofit documentation for the polypropylene production unit. Russian and foreign designers have been introduced to the existing production and proceeded to develop project documentation.