TURKMENISTAN: Hyundai Engineering and Turkmengas select INEOS Technologies' Innovene™ S process for their new petrochemical complex

The contract for construction of the gas chemical complex in Turkmenistan, including polyethylene, will be built by a consortium consisting of LG International Corporation, TOYO Engineering Corporation) and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. This is the first Innovene™ S license awarded to INEOS Technologies in Central Asia.

The complex, which will be operated by Turkmengas, will include a 386,000 t/y line of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) using Innovene™ S technology alongside a 50,000 t/y INEOS Black Compounding line.

Peter Williams, CEO of INEOS Technologies, commented: "INEOS is very pleased to support the development of the petrochemical industry in Turkmenistan with Turkmengas and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and look forward to working with both companies to ensure the successful start-up of this world-scale petrochemical complex on the Caspian Sea.”

The Turkmengas plant will serve their customers with a broad product range, including Bimodal PE 100 Pressure Pipe, ensuring a competitive advantage for their customers both in domestic and global markets.

The companies have now begun the engineering phase of the project.

Source: INEOS website, Rolle, Switzerland; 10 June 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)