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PLASTIC PIPES 2017                                                           Industry news

PIPES FOR
RUSSIA’S LARGEST
PETROCHEMICAL
PROJECT

Press-service of
POLYPLASTIC Group

T he official ceremony celebrating the sinking of the first pile into the        NIPIGazpererabotka has designed the utility networks. Due to
      foundations of ZapSibNeftekhim took place on 15 February 2015 in       the significance of the project, the decision has been taken to use PE
Tobolsk.Thiseventsymbolisedthe launch of the construction of facilities      pipes as the most reliable and long-lasting solution. POLYPLASTIC
for the advanced refining of raw hydrocarbons into polyolefins. With         Group and its subsidiary, POLYPLASTIC Ural, supply the pipes and
a design output of 2 million tonnes per year, this is the largest Russian    fittings. The contract stipulates over 50 km of 1.25 MPa PE pipes
petrochemical project in post-Soviet history. The facility will include:     with diameters of 900 mm and 1200 mm plus all the necessary
                                                                             fittings and auxiliary products. POLYPLASTIC Group is also the
    A pyrolysis plant with the capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of             strategic construction partner and provides consultancy, expert
ethylene per year (technology of Linde AG, Germany), 500,000 tonnes          advice, technical supervision of installation and training for
of propylene and 240,000 tonnes of high-margin associated products           personnel.
(butadienes, butene-1, methyl tert-butyl ether, pyrolysis naphtha)
                                                                                 The implementation of such a large scale project required the
    Two plants with four lines for the production of various PE grades with  mobilisation of specialist production resources for large diameter
total capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year (technology of INEOS, UK)      pipes. Supply was met by four plants and a line for diameters up
                                                                             to 1200 mm was relocated to Sibgazapparat plant in Tyumen (see
    A polypropylene unit with the capacity of 500,000 tonnes per             “1200 mm pipes for Ural and Siberia” at p. 10), in order to meet the
year (by LyondellBasell, the Netherlands)                                    needs of this project.

    ZapSibNeftekhim will become part of the Tobolsk production                   A Quality Plan was also specially developed with the customer.
site, which already features two operational facilities – Tobolsk-           This allows a representative from SIBUR to carry out pipe
Neftekhim and Tobolsk-Polymer. On completion, the new enterprise             production quality control at each stage, from the acceptance of
will create 700 jobs, plus another 3,000 jobs with services companies.       raw materials at the plant to the delivery of products to the site.

    The project is implemented by OOO ZapSibNeftekhim, a wholly                  Production continues on a daily basis in order to precisely follow
owned subsidiary of SIBUR. Work is estimated to take around five             the supply schedule, including accommodating any production
and a half years however, due to the difficult economic situation,           increases without adjustment of the construction completion terms.
SIBUR acknowledges that it might take longer to complete. The
construction of new utility networks must be completed in 2016.

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