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Chemical industry - one of Turkmenistan’s fastest growing industries

Business Materials 11 January 2013 21:20
Chemical industry of the country is one of the fastest growing sectors of the national economy with the huge resource potential, the final annual report of Tukmen Dovlet Khabarlary says (TDH).

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 11 / Trend H. Hasanov /

Chemical industry of the country is one of the fastest growing sectors of the national economy with the huge resource potential, the final annual report of Tukmen Dovlet Khabarlary says (TDH).

A large industrial complex with annual capacity of 400,000 tons of ammonia and 640,000 tons of urea is being built in the vicinity of the town of Mary (eastern region).

Implementation of the project will contribute to increase of the annual production of nitrogen fertilizers to one million tons and increase of export opportunities.
The largest, mining and processing complex for the production of potash in Central Asia is being built in Lebap district of Garlyk.

In addition, last year the enterprise in Turkmenabat has launched the production of a new type of fertilizer - oksigumat, processing cotton seeds. The mentioned enterprise also produces ammonium and meliorant superphosphate.

TDH notes that during the last year the demand for polypropylene pipes also produced by Turkmenabat enterprise has increased twice. The long-lasting, practical pipes of various diameters used in a variety of areas - utilities, communications, construction and agriculture, are also produced by the enterprise.

The reports says that there are gas fields in Turkmenistan that contain high build ethane, and in this regard construction of a gas chemical complex in the shortest possible time of 4-5 years will lead to the widespread production of polyethylene and polypropylene.

"A synthesis of these industries will create conditions for production of various types of polymers used as means of production for hundreds of items of industrial products, as well as for production of products, serving as raw materials for rubber and rubber technical production", the report stated.

However, a developed gas chemical production is the most important factor that can replace natural gas exports through pipelines.

At this stage, specialists are working on development of a large project on establishment within the next ten years of a major gas chemical and petrochemical industries. Works on utilization of associated petroleum gas and extraction of a liquefied natural gas, synthetic fluids and electricity are of great importance as well.

Separate issue is the development of domestic gas processing industry for the production of ammonia, urea, carbon build-up of production of liquefied natural gas, on which there is a steadily growing demand in the world market.

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