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SOCAR’s construction at PP, HDPE plants near completion

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 22/09/2017 (15:57)
Azerbaijan’s state-owned company SOCAR has completed the construction of its PP unit in Sumgayit city by 91%, according to a message on the company’s website.

According to company, the construction of its new HDPE unit was also completed by 71% and both units are expected to start up by 2018.

The construction of the new plant began in November 2016 under the scope of SOCAR Polymer project, which was initiated in September 2013. The company also aims to gradually renovate its ethylene and PE plants until 2019 as part of the plant modernization project.

According to the original plan, the two plants were planned to produce 200,000 tons/year of HDPE and 100,000 tons/year of PP, although there is no recent update about the capacities.
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