06 March 2013 13:41 [Source: ICIS news]
AMSTERDAM (ICIS)--Major Turkish distribution group Bayegan will import around 600,000 tonnes/year of propane from places such as Algeria, Angola and Nigeria in western Africa, and potentially the US, to feed its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) facility, the company’s director of trade and operations Emin Imanov said on Wednesday.
Speaking at the 8th ICIS World Olefins conference, Imanov said that there was a “big choice” regarding propane availability.
Bayegan first announced it would build the PDH-PP plant – the first of its kind in the country - in May 2012 in order to capture some of the domestic demand for PP.
Imanov said that Turkey currently imports around 1.7m tonnes of PP making it the second largest importer of PP, second only to China.
He added that he expected demand to have reached around 2m tonnes by the time the PDH-PP unit is up and running, estimated by Imanov to be during the fourth quarter of 2016.
The plant will be located in Yumurtalik, southern Turkey.
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