Uzbekistan’s Uz-Kor Gas Chemical to shut polymers production in October

Source: ICIS News


MOSCOW (MRC)--Uzbek producer Uz-Kor Gas Chemical plans to take off-stream its production of polymers for a turnaround in October, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

Uz-Kor is a joint venture established by the National Holding Company Uzbekneftegaz and the investment consortium of Korean companies Kogaz, Lotte Group and STX Energy,

According to Uz-Kor’s customers, the firm intends to begin the scheduled maintenance at its high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) facilities on 3 October.

The maintenance stoppage is expected to be completed by 27 October.

The company's customers also added that the shutdown might be shifted to other dates, however.

Uz-Kor Gas Chemical was founded on the basis of Ustyurt Gas Chemical Comples (Surgil deposit).

The total cost of the project is over $4bn, and it can process up to 4.5bn cbm (cubic meters) of natural gas and includes HDPE and PP production facilities, with the annual capacity of 386,000 and 80,000 tonnes, respectively.

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