14 October 2010 11:21 [Source: ICIS news]
In 2012, Sibur aims to start up its new 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) facility at its Tobolsk-Neftekhim subsidiary, as well as a new 330,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Kstovo, said Sergey Merzlyakov, vice president and head of Sibur’s plastics and organic synthesis business unit.
Sibur is also considering building a new 200,000 tonne/year PP plant in the Nizhny Novgorod region, as well as a major gas-chemical complex in
The projects are expected to come on stream after 2016, he added.
Major petrochemical producer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh) plans to build a new 400,000 tonne/year ethylene (C2) facility, said Evgeniy Tsyganov, deputy CEO of NKNKh.
The plant’s PE output would reach its capacity of 230,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2011, Tsyganov said.
Russian oil major Lukoil will prioritise the development of its petrochemical arm, according to Alexander Rappoport, Lukoil’s head of gas and energy coordination and sales of the petrochemical and gas products department.
By 2016, Lukoil aims to build a major gas-chemical complex in southern
The complex, designed to utilise natural gas from Lukoil’s offshore gas fields in the Caspian Sea, would include a gas processing plant and new PE/PP production facilities in Budyennovsk,
Lukoil has estimated the cost at some $2.6bn.
Rappoport also said Ukraine-based Karpatneftekhim, which is controlled by Lukoil, will launch a new PVC facility in December 2010.
Karpatneftekhim, located in Kalush, is expected to achieve a PVC capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year by March 2011, according to Rappoport.
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