MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nizhnekamskneftekhim's EP-600 olefin complex will be commissioned in 2023, Angi reports.
The new plant is planned to process 1.8 million tons of straight-run gasoline per year. This is largely an import-substituting project, as thanks to the plant, the country will increase its share in the ethylene market, as well as propylene, benzene and butadiene. The capacity of the new production will be 600 thousand tons. At the moment, the work is completed by 34%.
The construction site of Nizhnekamskneftekhim was visited by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. Head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova and Chairman of the Board of PJSC SIBUR Holding Dmitry Konov also took part in the inspection of the plant under construction.
As noted earlier, SIBUR decided to change the configuration of the output of the Ethylene-600 complex, which is being built at Nizhnekamskneftekhim. 100,000 tonnes of EPS will be added to the planned 250,000 tonnes of EPS.
PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim" (NKNK) is one of the largest Russian producers of petrochemical products. The production complex of the company includes ten plants of the main production and ten departments (railway transport, main ethylene pipelines, etc.). NKNK produces more than 120 types of chemical products, including synthetic rubber, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and surfactants. Nizhnekamskneftekhim is part of TAIF Group. SIBUR merged the petrochemical business with the Tatarstan TAIF Group in October 2021.