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Progress of the construction project of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex exceeded 16%

May 26/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) - The overall progress of the construction project of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC), a joint venture between SIBUR and Sinopec, is 16.37%, reports Neftegaz with reference to a message from SIBUR.

In April, SIBUR shared information on the progress of the construction of the Amur GCC in its Telegram channel on May 21.

Thus, it is noted that the loading of piles at the site is carried out at all technological facilities. The piles are being driven under the large-sized equipment at the pyrolysis unit (5237 piles out of 28,075 planned for completion have been loaded), work has begun on pouring the foundations.

During the construction of polymer plants, piling works are carried out at 10 sites. 2190 of the planned 27140 piles have been driven. Within the framework of the construction of the logistics complex, the progress in the arrangement of the foundations of the silo block is 53% (658 m3 out of 1241 m3). Work is being done ahead of schedule.

The engineering preparation of storage sites and the construction of temporary fencing at the construction of temporary buildings and structures are being completed. A customs control zone was created, and the first technological equipment for the pyrolysis furnaces of the complex was delivered.

In addition, construction sites are being prepared and an access road is being set up for the construction of artesian wells. Work on the preparation of storage sites is 99.8% complete. Also, work was completed on the installation of cable products (58.769 km) and electrical equipment (107 pcs.) At the construction of the substation PS-220. Commissioning works are in progress.

The Amur Gas Chemical Complex is a joint venture between SIBUR (60%) and China's Sinopec (40%) for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). The production capacity of the complex will be up to 2.7 million tons of ethylene per year. The main raw materials for processing - ethane and LPG - will be supplied by the Amur Gas Processing Plant (AGPP) of Gazprom, which is being built in the Svobodnensky District of the Amur Region. The overall progress of the AGPP construction by the beginning of March was 72.8%. This year it is planned to commission the first two technological lines of the Amur GPP (the first start-up complex). And the launch of all lines of the Amur Mining and Chemical Combine is planned not earlier than 2024.

As MRC reported, in December last year, SIBUR Holding chose Spheripol LyondellBasell polyolefin technology for its Amur GCC, which is currently under construction. The technological process will be used at the PP plant with a capacity of 400 thousand tons per year, which will be built in the town of Svobodny, Amur Region.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 576,270 tonnes in the first three month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market totalled 410,890 tonnes in January-March 2021, up by 56% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased.

SIBUR Holding is the leader in the Russian petrochemical industry and one of the largest global companies in the sector with more than 23 thousand employees. SIBUR processes the by-products of oil and gas production and thereby contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions from their combustion. Over the past 10 years, SIBUR has implemented a number of large-scale investment projects worth about 1 trillion rubles.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Amurskiy GHK, Sibur Holding.
Category:General News
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