In preparation for the 6th annual conference Downstream Caspian and Central Asia conference, we talked to Lorenzo Spagnuolo, senior gas treating expert at Dow. Lorenzo spoke about the company’s activities in the region and shared his opinion on the potential of gas chemical projects in Central Asia.
Are there currently many gas chemical projects in Kazakhstan and Central Asia?
We see Central Asia as a fast developing area for Gas projects with many developments on its way. Dow has been focusing on this area for more than 20 years with growing focus and establishing a close partnership to support this development.
Why gas chemical projects have potential in the region?
Central Asia countries have a combination of very powerful aspects such as huge gas reserves, geographical position for big gas markets, and internal focus on developing local petrochemical values-added products.
What is Dow’s experience when it comes to gas chemical projects in the region?
We work with national oil and gas companies, local design institutes and International licensors and EPC companies operating in Central Asia. Our project scope is covering one of the fundamental parts when it comes to gas processing, e.g. gas treating. We see many challenging examples where the most cost-optimized and innovative solution is required to run projects effectively. Dow is working closely on revamps/expansions and new constructions of Gas and Ammonia facilities, as well as new builds in Uzbekistan, in new plant designs in Kazakhstan with a regular supply of our high-quality chemicals in Central Asia.
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