SOCAR Polymer getting improved raw materials from EP-300 plant in Sumgait
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
By Kamala Mammadli - Trend:
Azerikimya Production Association has commissioned a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) hydrogen enrichment unit supplied by the German company Linde at the Ethylene-Propylene (EP-300) plant in Sumgait city, Trend reports with reference to the production association.
After commissioning of the unit, SOCAR Polymer plant is supplied with a hydrogen fraction, purified to 99.9 percent.
Also, Azerikimya completed the assembly of pyrolysis furnaces designed and manufactured by Technip company. In the near future, their installation is planned.
During the reconstruction of the EP-300 plant, new storage tanks for ethylene and propylene were installed, as well as electrical substation, two administrative buildings and a central control station, where installation work is being completed, were built.
The construction of new units for dry gas and the C3 fraction treatment continues.
Azerikimya Production Association is a part of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR.
In order to implement the project, the Italian division of TechnipFMC was attracted as the general contractor. SOCAR-KBR joint venture performs the role of a project management consultant. The Dutch office of FLUOR and the British office of Clifford Chance were also involved in the work at various stages.
Construction and installation work is carried out by Azfen joint venture and Turkey’s Ustay company. In general, the project involved more than 50 international manufacturers and contracting companies.