Russian firm lets contract for ethylene cracker furnace

Open Joint Stock Co. (OJSC) Kazanorgsintez has let a services-related contract to Technip for a grassroots furnace to be located at its ethylene plant in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

The contract involves the engineering and procurement of Technip’s SMK double-cell cracking furnace technology for cracking high-capacity, low-cost ethane and propane gas feedstock, according to a Feb. 17 release from Technip.

The project comes as part of OJSC Kazanorgsintez’s cracking furnaces replacement program and follows an SMK double-cell cracking furnace Technip supplied to the ethylene plant in 2007, the company said.

Technip’s operating center in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, will execute the project, which is scheduled for mechanical completion in 2015, according to Technip.

The contract value was not disclosed.

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