30 April 2012 14:06 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Sibur expects to begin commercial production at its 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) project in Tobolsk, Siberia, Russia, in the first half of 2013, a press service representative of the Russian group said on Monday.
Commissioning of the Tobolsk-Polymer PP plant and integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012, she said.
Mikhail Karisalov, deputy chairman of Sibur’s board and director general of Tobolsk-Polymer, said in a statement that 72% of the construction and installation work for the project has been completed.
Detailed engineering plans are complete and all the oversized equipment for the PDH and PP plants are now on site, he said.
All construction contracts relating to major works have been agreed with building contractors, and Sibur expects the workforce employed by contractors to reach a maximum of 4,700 in May, Karisalov added.
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