(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 13. The Azerikimya
Production Association of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan
(SOCAR) plans to complete full automation of production in the
first quarter of 2023. Director of the Ethylene-Polyethylene Plant
under Azerikimya Ogtay Niftaliyev told Trend .
According to Niftaliyev, this project envisages construction of
a dry gas purification unit, a propane-propylene fraction
purification unit, an ethylene and propylene storage warehouse,
hydrogen production and enrichment units.
'The implementation of the project will increase the annual
production of ethylene from 100,000-120,000 to 210,000 tons,
propylene - from 80,000-90,000 to 170,000 tons, as well as extend
the lifetime of the enterprise by 20-25 years,' he said.
Moreover, the implementation of the project will allow provide
SOCAR Polymer with raw materials for the production of
polypropylene and high-density polyethylene, added the
According to Azerikimya, the necessary volumes out of 210,000
tons of ethylene and 170,000 tons of propylene, depending on their
production capacities will be supplied to SOCAR Polymer plants. The
rest of the ethylene will be used for the production of
high-density polyethylene at the plant of Azerikimya.
- ethylene-polyethylene plant
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