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The court did not satisfy the request of Rostekhnadzor to stop the construction of the NKNKh ethylene plant

May 17/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) - The Tatarstan Arbitration Court at the meeting appointed Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKH) a fine of 150 thousand rubles for deviations from the project during the construction of two facilities of the ethylene (olefin) complex, Interfax reports.

"To partially satisfy Rostekhnadzor's application. To bring Nizhnekamskneftekhim to responsibility under Part 2 of Article 9.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation. To impose an administrative penalty below the lower limit for an administrative fine, in the amount of 150 thousand rubles," the judge said. Representatives of Rostekhnadzor asked the court to impose a penalty on the enterprise in the form of administrative suspension of construction.

For their part, the representatives of NKNK, recognizing the fact of violations, asked the court to impose a fine. According to them, the corrected design of one of the two objects that caused criticism - the hot overpass has already passed the state examination, and there is confidence that a positive conclusion will be received on the updated design of the second object - stacks for pipelines. At the same time, they noted that, at the behest of Rostekhnadzor, the construction has been stopped since March 19, and, thus, even before the court's decision, the company was actually punished by the suspension of construction activities.

Earlier it was reported that the Volga department of Rostechnadzor, during an unscheduled inspection in February-March 2021, revealed violations of the requirements for urban planning activities during the construction of two facilities of the EP-600 ethylene plant, currently the largest investment project of NKNKH.

The construction of an ethylene complex at Nizhnekamskneftekhim is one of the largest industrial construction projects in Tatarstan at the present time. At the NKNK site, a complex is being built to process almost 1.8 million tons of straight-run gasoline per year. In addition to 600 thousand tons of ethylene, the production is planned to receive 273,000 tonnes of propylene, 250,000 tonnes  of benzene, 88,000 tonnes of butadiene. NKNK will receive money for Ethylene-600 from Deutsche Bank AG, with which it entered into a long-term loan agreement for EUR807 mln in 2018 (Rb71.5 bn at the current exchange rate). In general, the project was then estimated at Rb234 bn.

The German company Linde is engaged in the design and delivery of the equipment, the construction and installation work is carried out by the specialists of the general contractor - the Turkish company Gemont LLC. In February, TAIF reported that pits were dug at the site by 85%, piles were hammered by 97%, and reinforced concrete structures were installed by 52%. The complex is planned to be commissioned in 2023.

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. SIBUR has decided to implement plans to merge the petrochemical business with the Tatarstan TAIF group. As a result, the merged company SIBUR will enter the TOP-5 world producers of polyolefins and rubbers.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, ethylene, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Sibur Holding, Taif -NK.
Category:General News
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