20 June 2011 10:34 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian petrochemicals producer Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (GNS) plans to complete construction of its new urea facility later this year, it announced on Monday.
The 1,400 tonne/day urea granulation unit is due onstream in the fourth quarter of 2011, GNS said. The capacity of the unit, set to use Toyo Engineering’s license, could be increased by 10% eventually, GNS said. The aim is to export up to 90% of its granulated urea, the company also said.
Formerly known as Salavatnefteorgsintez, the company became GNS in January 2011. It is based in Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan.
GNS, controlled by subsidiaries of Russia’s Gazprom, is one of the country’s leading fertiliser, ethylene (C2), polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) producers. In 2010, the company launched a 120,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit.
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