LyondellBasell: Technologies Selected by Kazakh Company
Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. LLP, in which LyondellBasell, Rotterdam, Netherlands, is holding a minority interest, has selected LyondellBasell’s polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) technologies for three new plants that will have a combined capacity of 1300kt of polyolefins per year. The plants will be constructed at the petrochemical complex of Karabatan in Kazakhstan.
The complex will include a 400kt per year unit based on Spherilene technology, which utilizes a single gas phase reactor "S" configuration to produce linear low density polyethylene (PE-LLD) and high density polyethylene (PE-HD). This unit will be complemented with a 400kt per year low density polyethylene (PE-LD) unit based on Lupotech T process technology and a 500kt per year PP plant based on Spherizone technology. The three world-scale plants are scheduled for start up in 2013.
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