RUSSIA: Sibur commissions Tobolsk PDH, PP units; largest investment in Russia's PC sector

Sibur noted that the complex, requiring a total investment of about 60-billion Russian roubles, "has been hailed as the biggest investment project in the Russian petrochemical industry,” and "will turn Russia from a net importer into a net exporter of basic PP grades.”

The complex is in the immediate vicinity of Sibur's Tobolsk Neftekhim operating facility, which will supply over 600,000 t/y of propane feedstock.

The PDH unit, for which Maire Tecnimont served as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, is based on UOP technology, while the PP plant uses a licensed technology provided by Ineos, with Linde acting as EPC contractor.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 21 Oct 2013(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)