A heavy Purge Bin is installed at the Irkutsk Polymer Plant
At the Irkutsk Polymer Plant construction site in Ust-Kut, one of the most complicated installation operations took place: specialists lifted and installed a 500-ton Purge Bin 60 meters up off the ground, securing it in a special metal frame.
The preparations lasted 2 months. At present, 350 tons of steel structures have been assembled out of the 500 necessary to assemble the Purge Bin. The base of the frame is fixed on a reinforced concrete foundation 17 meters high. Two cranes with individual lifting capacities of 1,600 and 750 tons were used.
Work on the installation of large-size heavy equipment at the Irkutsk Polymer Plant began in June 2021 and is proceeding in accordance with the project schedule. Last fall, 45 units of large-size heavy equipment weighing 4.5 tons were delivered to Ust-Kut from a port in South Korea.
The construction of the polymer plant is performed by Irkutsk Oil Company in Ust-Kut as part of the development of a gas-chemical cluster which will comprise of gas production, treatment, transportation and processing facilities. This will be the first plant in Eastern Siberia producing polymers from ethane feedstock. The production capacity of the plant is 650 thousand tons of polyethylene. Thanks to the launch of the facility, 1,600 new jobs will be created in the Ust-Kut district.
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