Russia's GNS plans new acrylic acid, butyl acrylate units

13 October 2011 15:54  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia’s major petrochemical producer Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (GNS) said on Thursday it is planning to build new acrylic acid (AA) and butyl acrylate (butyl-A) facilities.

GNS signed an agreement with Japanese companies Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Sojitz Corporation that stipulates licensing and development of the project, GNS said.

The new facilities will have capacities of 80,000 tonnes/year of AA and 80,000 tonnes/year of butyl-A, the company said. They will be built on GNS’s premises in Salavat, Bashkortostan, and are due to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company said.

Formerly known as Salavatnefteorgsintez, the company was renamed Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat in January 2011. GNS, controlled by subsidiaries of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, is one of the country’s leading fertilizer, ethylene, polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) producers. It is based in the Russian internal republic of Bashkortostan.

For more on AA and butyl-A visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Sergei Blagov
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