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Lummus Technology will provide technologies for the NKNKh olefin complex

April 06/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh, part of TAIF Group) has signed contracts with Lummus Technology LLC for the provision of licenses and technologies for the production of ethylbenzene, styrene and propylene for the olefin complex, the company said.

Facilities include a 250 ktpa ethylbenzene and styrene unit using EBOne and CLASSIC SM technologies, and a 150 ktpa olefin metathesis unit for polymer-grade propylene using Lummus" ethylene dimerization and olefin conversion technology Technology. The units will operate as part of the olefin complex under construction (EP-600).

The contract was signed on 31, March by the general director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim (part of the TAIF group) Ayrat Safin and the vice president and managing director of the ethylene and petrochemical department of Lummus Technology, Stephen Stanley.

Earlier it was reported that the main stage of construction of the Ethylene-600 olefin complex should be completed in December 2022, which will allow the start of production in the second half of 2023.

The complex plans to annually produce 600 thousand tons of ethylene, as well as 272 thousand tons of propylene, 246 thousand tons of benzene, 88 thousand tons of butadiene.

The construction of the olefin complex is carried out within the framework of a memorandum of strategic cooperation concluded in June 2017 between TAIF Group, which includes Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and the German company Linde AG. The basic agreement on the design, supply of equipment and provision of services for the commissioning of the first stage of the future plant was signed between Nizhnekamskneftekhim and the Linde Engineering division. In February 2019, a contract for construction and installation work was signed with the Turkish company Gemont.

As per MRC, Russia"s output of chemical products rose in February 2021 by 5.3% year on year. Thus, production of basic chemicals increased year on year by 7.5% in the first two months of 2021. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, mineral fertilizers accounted for the greatest increase in the January-February output. Production of benzene dropped to 113,000 tonnes in February 2021, compared to 120,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of this product reached 241,000 tonnes over the stated period, down by 7.5% year on year.

PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim" (NKNKH) is one of the largest Russian producers of petrochemical products. The production complex of the company includes ten factories of the main production and ten departments (railway transport, main ethylene pipelines, etc.). NKNKh produces over 120 types of chemical products, including synthetic rubber, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, surfactants. Nizhnekamskneftekhim is part of TAIF Group.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PS, PE, Lummus Technology, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Russia.
Category:General News
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