MOSCOW (MRC) - Kazanorgsintez (KOS, part of the TAIF group) has restored its work after a large-scale power failure of the Kazan power center, BUSINESS-Online reports.
Last Saturday, August 21, there was a failure in the unified power supply system of the Republic of Tatarstan. This led to an unscheduled shutdown of production at Kazanorgsintez.
The automated industrial safety systems of the enterprise worked in normal mode, and the product immediately went to the torch at the time of production interruption. Residents of neighboring houses observed burning and smoking of KOS torches.
A large-scale power disruption occurred due to forest fires in the Volga region. Due to the burning of the ground under the high-voltage lines, an accident occurred at the Pomary substation. The failure affected the entire power system of the Kazan hub.
The regular work of most of Kazanorgsintez's production facilities was resumed on 21 August. On the morning of 22 August, Sunday, the intense burning of torches stopped. The regular work of all productions was resumed the same day.
Earlier it was reported that the subsidiaries of the Italian engineering company Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. received a contract for the construction of a new Kazanorgsintez plant (KOS, part of TAIF) for the production of high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) / ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) at the existing KOS complex in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia). The capacity of the new enterprise will be 100,000 tonnes of LDPE / EVA per year.
According to MRC's ScanPlast, in June the estimated consumption of LDPE fell to 45,190 tonnes against 47,780 tonnes a month earlier. Russian manufacturers have increased export sales of polyethylene (PE). In the first six months of the year, the estimated consumption of LDPE in Russia amounted to 280,850 tonnes, which is 2% less than a year earlier. PE output decreased, while export volumes increased.
Kazanorgsintez PJSC is one of the largest enterprises in the Russian Federation (TAIF Group of Companies). It produces 40% of all Russian polyethylene and is its largest exporter. Currently, PE, polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A are produced. KOS is the only Russian PC manufacturer. There are 170 types of products in total. The annual production volume is 1.6 million tons. The enterprise is the largest Russian manufacturer of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) pipes. The annual capacity of HDPE production is 540,000 tonnes, and LDPE - 225,000 tonnes.