Russia’s Sibur picks LyondellBasell technology for new PP unit

11 July 2012 22:55  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Russia-based petrochemicals major Sibur has picked LyondellBasell’s process technology for a 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene plant to be built at the ZapSibNeftekhim complex at Tobolsk, western Russia, the Netherlands-based company said on Wednesday.

“This will be the largest capacity plant built to date using the Spheripol process technology,” said Bob Patel, senior vice president of olefins and polyolefins, Europe, Asia, International (EAI) and Technology at LyondellBasell.

Start-up of the plant is projected after 2017, LyondellBasell said.

Terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

On 29 June, Switzerland-headquartered INEOS Technology said it was selected as licensor for four polyethylene (PE) units at the ZapSibNeftekhim complex.

By: Brian Ford
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