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Markets :: Basic Chemicals :: Petrochemicals :: Ethylene
Russian Firm Adds Lummus-Process Ethylene Furnace
6:28 AM MDT | July 12, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (GNS; Salavat, Russia), a Gazprom subsidiary, has begun construction of a previously announced project to increase ethylene capacity at the Salavat complex. The company is installing a new Lummus-process SRT-VI furnace, which will raise ethylene capacity at the site from 300,000 m.t./year to 380,000 m.t./year. Completion is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2012. The extra capacity will be used in a LyondellBasell-technology high-density polyethylene plant, which is currently being expanded from 120,000 m.t./year to 200,000 m.t./year...
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