The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) signed a contract with the German Triplan AG on the creation of the initial project on construction of Alkilene/OxiPro complex in the Oil Refinery named after Heydar Aliyev, Trend reports with reference to SOCAR.
This equipment is needed in order to receive components form the liquefied gas for the production of the high-antiknock benzene. The contract on creation of the complex was signed in 2004 with American Company UOP. The construction of this complex is planned to be completed in 2009. The AI-95 benzene that will be produced via the equipment will correspond to the European standards. In addition, the benzene production in the country will increase up to 340,000 tons annually.