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TNKPZ shuts PP production

September 21/2018
MOSCOW (MRC) - Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries (TKNPZ) intends to shut the production of polypropylene (PP) for scheduled  maintenance works. The outage will be quite long, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

Customers of the complex said, the shutdown of capacities for PP production is scheduled from 20 September, the turnaround of the production will take 20 days. The plant"s annual PP production capacity is 100,000 tonnes.

The Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries (TKNPZ) in 2017 produced 84,100 tonnes of polypropylene (PP), slightly exceeding the plan for the year (82,500 tonnes). As mentioned earlier, a new plant for the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE)  and polypropylene with a total capacity of 382,000 tonnes and 86,000 tonnes, respectively, was recently launched in Turkmenistan.

As the potential customers of the enterprise reported, now there is a test run of polyolefins, and the official start-up of production is scheduled for 17 October. The first shipments from the new petrochemical complex have been already sold in early September, and recently there were deals for PP done at USD1,050/tonne, FCA.

TKNPZ produces automobile gasoline, aviation and technical kerosene, hydrotreated diesel fuel, petroleum coke, polypropylene, a wide range of technical lubricating oils, liquefied gas, road and construction bitumen. A significant part of the production of the complex is exported to Russia, Japan, Italy, Turkey, China, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, HDPE, Turkmenbashy Refinery, Turkmenistan.
Category:General News
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