SIBUR taps Linde for Tobolsk ethylene plant

Russian petrochemical manufacturer SIBUR has let a contract to Linde AG for licensing and front-end engineering design of an ethylene plant with production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes/year (tpy) at its ZapSibNeftekhim complex in Tobolsk in Russia’s Tyumen Region.

The plant also will be able to produce 500,000 tpy of propylene and 100,000 tpy of butadiene from ethane, propane, and normal butane.

SIBUR has increased gas fractionation capacity at Tobolsk to 3.8 million tpy of NGL and is building a fractionation unit with capacity of 2.8 million tpy.

Also at the complex, it is adding units to produce 500,000 tpy of polypropylene and 1.5 million tpy of polyethylene.



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