Gazprom neftekhim Salavat restarted HDPE production after turnaround

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Gazprom neftekhim Salavat (GNS, Salavat, Bashkortostan) resumed its polyethylene (PE) production after the scheduled turnaround, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

Market sources state that GNS resumed the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) after the long scheduled maintenance works from 19 September.

The scheduled shutdown started on 20 June and was initially planned to last for one month. The plant's HDPE capacity is 120,000 tonnes/year.

At the same time, 45,000/tonnes per year production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) has not yet been resumed  yet.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat's total HDPE production reached 5,100 tonnes in July, compared to 9,600 tonnes in June.

The Salavat plant's overall production of this PE grade totalled 63,600 tonnes in January-July 2021, down by 13% year on year.

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