Russia's Gazprom Neftekhim starts construction of acrylic acid unit

02 December 2013 15:08  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat has started construction of a new acrylic acid production unit, the Russia-based petrochemical producer said on Monday.

The facility, being built on Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat's site in Russia's internal republic of Bashkortostan, would have the capacity to produce 80,000 tonnes/year of acrylic acid, 35,000 tonnes/year of ice class acrylic acid and 80,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate, according to the company.

The company plans to start acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production in the fourth quarter of 2015, it added.

On 10 December 2012, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Sojitz Corporation and Turkey's Renaissance Construction to build the acrylic acid and butyl acrylate units.

By: Sergei Blagov
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