Khimprom introduces energy saving technology

(Khimprom) -- In terms of production energetic effectiveness and energy saving program realization, Khimprom started the achievements/ The program is scheduled for 2010-2011 period.

The main acts of raising the production energetic effectiveness are going to be introduction of energy saving technologies in hydrogen peroxide production, reconstruction of evaporation stage in caustic production, upgrade of vapor condensate collecting system and upgrade of electrolytic tanks in chlor and caustic production.

Part of planned acts is already realized in the production, preparation works in other introductions is in process, as a result of what decrease of energy and vapour consumption, capacity expansion and equipment stabilization in all the charging range.


SIBUR starts Tobolsk-Polymer construction

TOBLOSK (SIBUR) -- SIBUR has received the permission of Tobolsk administration's Comitee of urban policy to build Tobolsk-Polymer. The permission is given for all the parts of new polypropylene complex with 500,000 tpa capacity, including propane dehydrogenation plant, polypropylene production plant and factory support units. In May 2010 the project has received positive conclusion of Russian Glavgosexpertiza (Major state examination comitee).

Today general construction began in Tobolsk-Polymer site. Builders have started piling, basement works are going in polypropylene plant.


MRC Reference

Sibur Holding is the largest Russian petrochemical group.

Gazprombank (70% minus 1 share);
Gazfond (25% plus 1 share);
5% reserved for option program.

The share in the Russian market in 2008:

polyethylene - 11.1%;

polypropylene - 16% (including PP-random - 11.2%);
ABS - 5.2%;
PVC - 8.1%.

Borodino-plast to produce PE pipes in Chechnya

(RBC) - Borodino-plast company will build RUB 50 mln. polyethylene pipes plant in Grozny (Chechnya).

The construction is promoted by the agreement inked between Grozny administration and the company.

City authorities are reported to appoint a place for future plant, which is going to be launched this autumn. Grozny plant is going to produce about 2 kt of PE pipes of different diameter a month. These pipes are used for industry and home water supply.


Prices for Ukrainian polypropylene start decreasing in the domestic market

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Prices for Ukrainian polypropylene started decreasing in the domestic market. In spite of the fact that Ukrainian PP-homo supply is limited, raffia price decreased to UAH 16.950 - 17.150/mt, including VAT, FCA Lysychansk - according to MRC Price reports.

By preliminary data, Linos is planning to resume PP production no earlier than late June. So, production in June will form around 1 kt. of polypropylene. Quite close terms of PP production launch in Lysychansk even now make many market players reconsider present level of raffia prices.

In Europe situation with PP supply continues to get more serious. Material deficit became the reason of reduction of export quotes by many European producers in June. Price for European PP for delivery into Ukrainian market in June went up on average EUR 50-70/mt.


For more information about Ukrainian PP market please refer to MRC Price reports.

Samsung Engineering to build new polyolefin plant for Borouge

(plastemart) -- Samsung Engineering and JV partner Tecnimont (Italy) received a contract for a US$1.25 polyolefin plant and a US$400 mln low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant from Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd (Borouge), a JV of UAE's ADNOC and Austria's Borealis.

Currently Samsung Engineering is executing US$7 bln projects with ADNOC.

Samsung Engineering-Tecnimont will head 2 out of 3 packages of the Borouge 3 expansion project for the UAE's Ruwais refinery complex. The expansion project includes the world's largest polyolefin plant, which will produce 900,000 tons of polypropylene and 108,000 tons of polyethylene. The second package consists of a plant that will produce 350,000 tons of LDPE.

MRCMRC Reference

Borealis. The share in the Russian market in 2008:

polyethylene - 4.1% (including HDPE - 4.7%, LLDPE - 8.7%);
polypropylene - 3.2% (PP-impact - 7.5%).

Annual sales growth in Russia over the last 5 years:
polyethylene - 11%;
polypropylene - 6%.

Leader in polymers processing technologies:
extrusion coating;
cable extrusion;
injection molding.