Russia’s Sibur starts construction of ZapSibNeftekhim project
However, the start up of the complex may take at least four years, longer than the initially projected construction time, because of some economic issues stemming from a slump in crude oil prices, a weaker rubble against the dollar and ongoing EU sanctions against the country.
The project will include a steam cracker will with a capacity of 1.5 million tons/year of ethylene, around 500,000 tons/year of propylene and 100,000 tons/year of butane-butylene fraction. The complex will also house a 1.5 million tons/year PE plant and a 500,000 tons/year PP plant.
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