Russia's Sibur eyes Tobolsk cracker capacity of more than 1.2m t/y

19 May 2011 13:04  [Source: ICIS news]

COLOGNE, (ICIS)--Sibur is developing plans to build a new steam cracker and polyolefins complex in Tobolsk in western Siberia, an executive with the Russian petrochemicals producer said on Thursday.

The complex is expected to have an ethylene capacity of more than 1.2m tonnes/year based on light feedstock, said Maxim Savchenko, head of strategic development at Sibur.

Downstream production will mainly be polyolefins, but has yet to be defined, he told ICIS on the sidelines of the Global Petrochemicals annual meeting, organised by the World Refining Association (WRA).

The project would come onstream after 2015, he said.

Sibur is already developing a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) project at Tobolsk. The project, with a 500,000 tonne/year PP capacity, is expected to be completed in 2013.

The Russian government has identified the Tobolsk region as one of six cracker-based petrochemicals clusters it plans to develop over the next 10 years.

For more on Sibur visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Anna Jagger
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