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Chemical, 2012-08-21, 05:33 PM

thyssenkrupp has been awarded the FEED contract for polypropylene plant in Russia

In May 2012 thyssenkrupp Uhde won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a single-train polypropylene (PP) plant based on LyondellBasell's Spheripol process technology for ZapSibNeftekhim L.L.C, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sibur, in terms of revenue the largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company in Russia, the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe. The 500,000 t/year plant is planned to be constructed in Tobolsk, Tyumen Region, in West Siberia.

LyondellBasell’s Spheripol process technology, which will be used at the plant, is the most widely used technology for the production of polypropylene. The plant will produce a wide range of high-quality polypropylene brands for use, for example, in textile and packaging applications as well as in the production of automotive body parts and consumer goods.

The contract will be executed in cooperation with our local organisation OOO Uhde, who will carry out the permitting for the contract.

thyssenkrupp Uhde has a workforce of more than 5,600 employees worldwide and is a company in the Plant Technology business area of the thyssenkrupp Group. The company's activities focus on the engineering and construction of chemical and other industrial plants in the following fields: fertilisers; electrolysis; gas technologies; oil, coal and residue gasification; refining technologies; organic intermediates, polymers and synthetic fibres; and also coke plant and high-pressure technologies. We also provide our customers with professional services and comprehensive solutions in all areas of industrial plant operation. Details are available at

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