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Construction at Russian SIBUR's Zapsib project 50% complete

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 16/08/2017 (10:43)
According to an update on the company’s youtube channel, Russian SIBUR completed slightly more than half of the construction of its Zapsib (ZapSibNeftekhim) project as of July. The project consists of building a deep hydrocarbon conversion facility that is designed to produce PP and PE while it is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and start up in 2020.

The overall project has been completed by 55.7% so far. The procurement of equipment has been accomplished by 76% while the construction and installation have been finished by 35%. SIBUR signed more than 80 agreements to source construction materials and equipments from 42 Russian suppliers.

The facility will house a steam cracker with a capacity of 1.5 million tons/year ethylene and 500,000 tons/year propylene. The project also includes downstream PE (1.5 million tons/year) and PP (500,000 tons/year) plants. Regarding the progress by units so far, the constructions have been completed by almost 59% for the steam cracker, 50% for PE and 52% for PP as of July 2017.
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