Technologies and partners
The license by Lummus Technology (USA) will be used for the ethylene unit, while the UNIPOL™ license by Univation Technologies (USA) will be used to produce polyethylene. Both licensors are global leaders in the number of units and have been operating successfully for more than 50 years, constantly improving the engineering component of the license.
The French company Axens, a recognized leader of European technologies in petrochemical industry, will be the licensor of copolymer (butene) production. The Butene-1 plant is designed to synthesize linear alpha-olefins from ethylene and promote catalysts and adsorbents in the Russian market.
Collaborating with the world’s leading licensing companies is a guarantee of getting the most efficient technology in terms of reliability and stability of operation, as well as modern environmental requirements.
Design engineering and construction
The general design contractor for the project is Neftekhimproject CJSC (NHP), a Russian engineering organization established in 1992. Over 50 large industrial facilities have been built and are successfully operated based on the developments of NEFTEKHIMPROJECT CJSC.
The Japanese engineering company Toyo Engineering Corporation is taking part in the construction of Irkutsk Polymer Plant, being in charge of engineering and equipment/materials procurement. Since its founding in 1961, Toyo Engineering Corporation has completed a wide range of projects around the world, making the most of its knowledge and capabilities in engineering solutions and project management. The company has erected 45 ethylene units of various capacities all over the world.
Toyo Engineering Japan is involved in the development of the detailed documentation and procurement of the main process equipment for the ethylene unit, while Toyo Engineering Korea is involved in the project for the polyethylene unit.
Gemont, which has been performing construction and installation work on industrial complexes in Europe, Asia and Africa for more than 30 years, is the general contractor for the units. At the peak of construction, it is planned to involve about 1,500 people and about 400 items of machinery.
Irkutsk Polymer Plant will match the level of the most modern similar plants in the world and fully meet the requirements of Russian legislation. The project brought together people from different parts of the world with a profound experience in large projects. The result is a diverse yet complementary team that is focused on a common goal.
More than 1,100 pieces of equipment will be installed at the plant, which is manufactured by global engineering industry leaders — companies in Japan, Korea, China and Russia.