Irkutsk Polymer Plant Has Started the Active Phase of the Installation of Steel Structures and Pipelines
“At the moment there is enough metalwork and piping in the warehouse to carry out the installation work. The contractors ensure the mobilization of workers specializing in the assembly of metal structures and pipelines,” said Ilya Khomyakov, head of the construction of Irkutsk Polymer Plant.
In 2022, Irkutsk Polymer Plant (IPP) is planning a large-scale scope of work; cracking heaters, the main equipment of IPP, will be equipped with convection modules. Additionally, a 250-ton crawler crane was sent to the construction site in December 2021. Specialists will also continue to install minor process equipment. In total, including heavy lift equipment, 1,100 units will be installed at the production facility.
The plan is to finish concreting the foundations at the ethylene and polyethylene areas and work on laying the underground utility pipelines, which is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022.
At present, the project is already more than 40% complete. In 2021, Irkutsk Polymer Plant completed the installation of heavy-lift equipment, a total of 66 units, including 44 packaged heavy-lift equipment units. In addition, last year a record 122 thousand cubic meters of concrete were poured at the construction site — for the first time in the history of Irkutsk Oil Company.
Also, in 2021, an architectural concept of a new housing district in Ust-Kut for IPP employees was approved and a contract was signed with Suez (France) to supply equipment for wastewater treatment for Irkutsk Polymer Plant — this will allow a closed water cycle.
Irkutsk Oil Company is building a polymer plant in Ust-Kut as part of a gas chemical cluster that includes facilities for gas production, treatment, transportation, and processing. The production capacity is 650 thousand tons of commercial products per year. Thanks to the launch of the facility, 1,600 new jobs will be created in Ust-Kut district. Irkutsk Oil Company is one of the largest independent producers of hydrocarbons in Russia. The company was established in 2000 and is engaged in prospecting, exploration and development of 52 license blocks in Irkutsk region, Krasnoyarsk region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
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