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Kazakhstan's polypropylene plant construction progress revealed

Business Materials 23 July 2020 13:57
Kazakhstan's polypropylene plant construction progress revealed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 23

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

The design and survey work for mechanical treatment facilities reconstruction within the framework of Tazalyq project at Kazakhstan’s Atyrau refinery is 90 percent ready, Trend reports with reference Kazakhstan’s KazMunayGas, which is a parent company of Atyrau refinery.

Atyrau Refinery launched the Tazalyq Project in 2019, which is intended to upgrade and reconstruct the Atyrau Refinery mechanical treatment facilities (2019-2021), biological treatment facilities and construct a post-treatment plant (2019-2023), reconstruct evaporation fields and treated effluents trench (2019-2022).

In turn, the engineering survey on the modernization of biological treatment facilities were completed, whereas design and survey work on the project for the reclamation of evaporation fields is 60 percent complete.

In turn, the Integrated Gas-based Petrochemical Complex project implementation is 73.5 percent complete.

“Installation of underground and aboveground pipelines, installation of metal structures, sandwich panels, water storage tanks, etc. are underway at the complex. Construction progress varies from 51 to 97 percent based on the certain facility,” the report said.

The least progress is made on pipe assemblies and installation of technological pipelines production, which is due to quarantine-related restrictions.

The IGPC (Phase I – Polypropylene Production) includes construction of the process units of propane dehydration (PDH), propylene polymerization (PP), using the licensed technology of Lummus Technology, a global leader in polymer production, and 32 large infrastructure facilities. The purpose of the production is reaching the capacity of 500 thousand tons of polypropylene annually.

KazMunayGas is the Kazakhstan operator for exploration, production, refining and transportation of hydrocarbons, representing the state interests in the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan.

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