Uzbekneftegas to start up new petrochemical complex by yearend

08/20/2001
State-owned Uzbekneftegas is commissioning its grassroots petrochemical complex, which will start up by yearend. Photograph courtesy of ABB USA, Norwalk, Conn.Click here to enlarge imageState-owned Uzbekneftegas is commissioning parts of its grassroots petrochemical complex in the Shurtan area, south of Uzbekistan, expected to start up by the end of this year.The complex will use natural gas to produce 140,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 125,000 tonnes/year of polyethylene. It also includes a butene-1 copolymer production plant.The project will cost more than $1 billion. ABB and three Japanese firms, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Toyo Engineering Corp., and Nissho Iwai Corp., are responsible for a...
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