SIBUR and Linde agreed to build a new Dzerzhinsk

air separation plant

Russian gas processing and petrochemical holding Sibur and the German engineering company Linde signed an agreement in the field of operation and construction of new facilities for air separation in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region.

The company also signed an agreement pursuant to which SIBUR will provide power energy, and Linde — act supplier of industrial gases for SIBUR the long term.

Linde investment in the project will amount to about 70 million euros. The planned in-service date of the new production — 2015.  

Under the terms of the agreements, operating air separation unit SIBUR Dziarzhynsk located on the site will be transferred to the management of "Linde Gas Rus’. In the future, Linde own funds to build a new air separation plant to supply industrial gases — oxygen, nitrogen and compressed air — production SIBUR to produce ethylene oxide and glycols in Dzerzhinsk. Also proposed to supply industrial gases to other consumers Dzerzhinsk petrochemical hub, as well as the sale of products on the market of the Nizhny Novgorod region and other regions. Capacity of the new air separation plant will be about 30 thousand cubic meters per hour of gaseous oxygen.

"We are pleased to implement a new joint venture with SIBUR, testifying to the continuation of our long-term successful cooperation, — said a board member of Linde AG Dr. Aldo Belloni (Aldo Belloni). — Conclusion of an agreement once again demonstrates the success of our integrated business model. We are ready to provide our customers with a comprehensive service, from the implementation of the "turn-key" to the gas supply projects. "

"The conclusion of the agreements will improve the operational efficiency of the production of ethylene oxide and glycols at Dziarzhynsk site and strengthen its leading position in Russia and the CIS", — said the director of business development the Plastics and Organic Synthesis Valery Andosov.

«Linde is a long term and reliable partner SIBUR. Creating a new plant will supply industrial gases not only on its own production of SIBUR in Dzerzhinsk, but also to address other industrial enterprises. Outsourcing the supply of industrial gases will allow the company to allocate funds for the development of relevant industries, "- said the managing director — head of the Plastics and Organic Synthesis SIBUR Sergey Merzlyakov.

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