MOSCOW (MRC) - Kazanorgsintez, one of the largest producers of polyethylene and polyethylene pipes in Russia, has returned the Ethylene-100 unit to normal operation after an unscheduled compressor shutdown in the afternoon on 25 August, Interfax reports.
"Late in the evening of August 25, the normal operation of the installation was restored. The incident will not affect the supply of products to customers. All obligations of Kazanorgsintez PJSC will fulfill on time and in full," a company representative told the publication.
Earlier it was reported that in the afternoon of August 25, an unscheduled shutdown of one of the compressors of the Ethylene-100 unit took place. The automated industrial safety systems of the enterprise worked normally. The ethylene plant is the first in the technological chain of Kazanorgsintez, it consists of four stages for the production of ethylene.
It was also reported earlier that on 21 August, 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 the normal mode, and the product immediately went to the torch at the moment of production stoppage. a large-scale power surge occurred due to forest fires in the Volga region. The regular work of most of Kazanorgsintez's production facilities was restored on 21 August.
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 in Russia 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 tonnes. The enterprise is the largest Russian manufacturer of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) pipes. The annual production capacity of HDPE is 540,000 tonnes, and LDPE - 225,000 tonnes.