Irkutsk Polymer Plant Has Started the Installation of Large-size Equipment
June 15, 2021
OOO Irkutsk Polymer Plant (IPP, a project of OOO Irkutsk Oil Company) completed the installation of the first of 45 units of heavy large-sized equipment — a 54.6 m high and 271.5-ton quench water column for integrated pyrolysis plant.
Equipment transport, preparatory works and the column installation in the design position took about 5 hours. More than 30 employees were involved in the installation works.
The successful installation of the first equipment unit as well as the following long-term installation period were preceded by large amount of preparatory works performed both by employees of Irkutsk Polymer Plant and its contractors. The following works were performed at the site: preparation of foundations, construction of access roads for transportation of oversized equipment to installation points and construction of crane sites.
The delivery of the 45 equipment units from South Korean port to Ust-Kut was completed in September of the past year. The total weight of the process equipment is 4,500 tons. The equipment installation will be performed till September 2021.
The construction of the polymer plant is performed by OOO Irkutsk Oil Company in Ust-Kut as a part of development of gas-chemical cluster comprising gas production, treatment, transportation and processing facilities.
Irkutsk Polymer Plant is the first plant in Eastern Siberia producing polymers of ethane that will be provided with in-house raw materials. The producing capacity of the plant is 650 thousand tons of saleable product per year. Polymers are used in automobile and aircraft manufacturing, space industry, medicine and consumer goods industry. The Irkutsk Polymer Plant will be on a par with the most modern plants across the world. A total of 1,500 new jobs will be created.
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