MOSCOW (MRC) -- SOCAR GPC, a
gas-processing project of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR),
has selected UNIPOL PE Technology licensed by Univation Technologies for use in
its world-scale 600KTA polyethylene plant to be built in Garadagh, Azerbaijan,
as per Businesswire.
project represents the first UNIPOL PE Process licensed in Azerbaijan and by
SOCAR. The new polyethylene facility will take advantage of the flexibility of
the UNIPOL PE Process to manufacture conventional and advanced polyethylene
products covering a broad range of both high-density polyethylene (HDPE),
including best-in-class HDPE injection molding grades, as well as linear
low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) resin grades.
SOCAR GPC has also
selected Univation’s XCAT Metallocene Polyethylene Technology for the
manufacture of advanced metallocene film structures suitable for
high-performance food packaging, stretch-wrap, heavy-duty sack and specialized
Production output from this new PE plant will
be focused on satisfying growing polyethylene demand in both domestic and
European markets in a wide range of goods.
SOCAR’s UNIPOL PE Process
line will deliver a broad, flexible product mix with the agility to shift
between HDPE and LLDPE over time to meet their customers’ evolving needs and
underlying market opportunities. Furthermore, this world-scale 600KTA line will
allow significant economy-of-scale benefits enabling both project capital cost
efficiencies and ongoing highly competitive manufacturing costs.
of the Univation-Linde Alliance, Linde AG (Engineering Division) will complete
the basic engineering design package (BEDP) for the project. In 2016, Univation
and Linde Engineering entered into an Alliance relationship focused on
delivering operating and capital cost advantages for both new build and retrofit
projects for UNIPOL PE Technology.