Linde, Tecnimont develop Sibur Tobolsk PP project

14 December 2007 10:56  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS news)--Italy's Tecnimont and Germany's Linde-KCA-Dresden have been awarded work on a major new polypropylene (PP) plant in Tobolsk, Russia's petrochemical major Sibur said in a statement on Friday.

Sibur subsidiary Tobolsk-Polymer selected Tecnimont to carry out project development and supply equipment for the facility, which will produce 510,000 tonnes/year of propylene using UOP technology, the statement said.

Linde Group subsidiary Linde-KCA-Dresden would develop the unit to produce 500,000 tonnes/year of PP using INEOS technology, it said.

The construction is tentatively expected to start in May 2008, with the project to be complete by 2010-2011, Sibur spokesman Rashid Nureyev told ICIS news without disclosing further details.

Sibur created OOO Tobolsk-Polymer in 2006 to oversee its new projects. The new production facilities would be built at the premises of Sibur's subsidiary, Tobolsk-Neftekhim.

In January 2007, Sibur selected the US' Fluor Corp to act as the project manager.


By: Sergei Blagov
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