Kazakhstan lets JGC gas separation plant FEED contract

Feb. 10, 2021
KazMunayGas awarded JGC Holdings Corp. the front-end engineering and design contract for a 957-MMscfd gas separation plant, to be built by KMG subsidiary KLPE.

KazMunayGas (KMG) awarded JGC Holdings Corp. the front-end engineering and design contract for a 957-MMscfd gas separation plant, to be built by KMG subsidiary KLPE. Separated ethane will be supplied to the planned 1.25-million tonne/year (tpy) Atyrau polyethylene plant.

Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. (KPII) is building an integrated gas chemical complex for completion by end-2021. The complex will produce 500,000 tpy of polypropylene products including films and sheets, raffia sheets, fibers, fiberboard, and cast film.

KPII described construction as 77% complete as of October 2020, with design complete, equipment manufacture and delivery 70% complete, and construction and installation 46% complete.

The new KLPE gas separation plant will be adjacent to one operated by Tengizchevroil as part of its development of Tengiz oil field.