PETROCHEMICAL CLUSTER of TYUMEN REGION
Initiator: Zapsibneftekhim (SIBUR)
Description: The petrochemical cluster will unite industrial and service facilities of Tobolsk industrial site and facilities engaged in petrochemical products processing.
The cluster implements four development directions: processing of polymers, salt deposits of Zapsibneftekhim, solving technological challenges of petrochemical industry and localisation of EPC and service in the region.
Establishment of a petrochemical cluster in the direction of polymer processing will allow to receive 54 billion RUB of revenue and ensure 8 thousand jobs.
Priority areas are compounds (polymer mixtures for subsequent processing), packaging films, food packaging, pipe products. Potential residents of the cluster include over 430 companies.
SIBUR is the core company of the cluster.
In September 2021, the first open presentation of the cluster took place — more than 60 companies have already announced their intentions to participate. On December 1, 2021, the start of cluster establishment as a strategic and long-term development project was announced.
ASTRAKHAN GAS CHEMICAL COMPLEX
Initiator: Caspian Innovation company
Description: The project implies establishment of Russia's largest gas chemical complexes for processing ethane into polymer products.
Feedstock for GCC is the ethane fraction, extracted from natural gas at the facilities of Astrakhan GPP (320 thousand tons of ethane per year with the capacities of gas drying and gasoline extraction units AGPZ U174/U274, 32 billion m3 of raw materials per year).
The project provides for reconstruction of gas drying and gasoline extraction units and construction of two new technological units: an ethane fraction processing plant (with a nominal capacity of at least 280 thousand tons per year) and a propane refrigeration unit (with a design capacity of 1.8 million tons per year of circulating propane gas).
GAS CHEMICAL WITHIN AN ETHANE-CONTAINING GAS PROCESSING COMPLEX
Initiator: Baltic chemical complex
Description: The ethane–containing gas processing complex (hereinafter referred to as KPEG) is an integrated project for processing ethane-containing gas produced at Gazprom's fields, which consists of a gas processing plant (GPP), a gas chemical complex (GCC) and transport infrastructure facilities.
Ethane, obtained at an enterprise integrated with GCC – KPEG, serves as the raw material for GCC KPEG. As part of the GCC within KPEG, it is planned to build ethane pyrolysis units releasing ethylene and ethylene polymerisation units releasing marketable polymer products.
A significant share of the produced polyethylene is supposed to be sent to export markets in Europe, Latin America, Africa, as well as to Turkey, India, and China.
The project will employ an innovative platform for robotic monitoring of all processes - from pile installation to commissioning. Robotics will record all the processes on the site, and special software will control compliance of the processes to project parameters. The digital model of large-scale production is being created in accordance with the digitisation strategy of Russian industry and the economy.
AMUR GAS CHEMICAL COMPLEX
Description: Amur Gas Chemical Complex will become one of the largest and most modern plants releasing base polymers all over the world. The project involves construction of a complex to produce polyethylene and polypropylene with a total capacity of 2.7 million tons per year. The technological process will be used at the PP unit with a capacity of 400 thousand tons per year, which will be built in Svobodny, Amur region. At the same time, SIBUR is investing in the development of urban infrastructure. The company plans to allocate about 228 million RUB to improve and develop infrastructure in the centre of the city.
POLYPROPYLENE COMPLEX AT NIZHNY NOVGOROD REFINERY
Description: LUKOIL oil company started construction of the largest polymer production in Russia on the premises of its Nizhny Novgorod refinery.
Complex capacity will amount to 500 thousand tons of modern polypropylene brands. The project is located at Lukoil - Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez. The complex will become the largest polymer production facility in Russia integrated into an oil refinery: propylene from two modernised catalytic cracking units with a capacity of 4 million tons per year will be used raw material for polypropylene production at LUKOIL's Nizhny Novgorod site.
Once commissioned, the complex will be able to produce about 500 thousand tons of products of modern polypropylene brands for processing facilities in the industrial centre of Russia.
GAS CHEMICAL COMPLEX ON MTO TECHNOLOGY (METHANOL-TO-OLEFINS PRODUCTION)
Initiator: JIZZAKH PETROLEUM
Description: Jizzakh Petroleum plans to build a gas chemical complex in Uzbekistan using MTO technology (methanol to olefins).
The capacity of a new complex will amount to 720,000 tons of end polymer products. A preliminary feasibility study of the project was prepared.
The GCC assortment will include 18 olefin products. The plant will have to process up to 1.5 billion m3 of gas per year and produce up to 500 thousand tons per year (200–250 thousand tons of polypropylene, 100 thousand tons of ethylene propylene rubber, 100 thousand tons of polyethylene terephthalate and ethylene vinyl acetate, 100–150 thousand tons of ethylene glycol and polyethylene).
As expected, the project will be commissioned in Q4 of 2023 and will provide the industry of Uzbekistan with olefin hydrocarbons, which are strategically important raw materials for the country.