Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC)

Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC)

SIBUR is working on a project to construct Amur GCC with a capacity of 1.5 mtpa of ethylene, which will then be processed into polyethylene grades that are in demand both domestically and globally. The main feedstock will be ethane fraction from Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) currently under construction.

Feedstock

Basic configuration: Ethane

Advanced configuration: Ethane + LPG

Plants:

  • Basic configuration: three production lines with a capacity of 500 ktpa of polyethylene
  • Advanced configuration: 2.3 mtpa of polyethylene and 400 ktpa of polypropylene

Investments (approx.)

Basic configuration: 8 bln USD;

Advanced configuration: 11 bln USD.

Contractors:

SIBUR has approved licensors for polymer plants at the Amur GCC. A contractor is yet to be selected. A licensor and a contractor for the pyrolysis plant will be identified by the end of 2019, as per the Chairman of SIBUR Management Board Dmitry Konov.

  • Pyrolysis — both a licensor and an EP contractor will be selected by the end of the year, as decision-making needs to be sped up.
  • Licensors for polymer plants have been approved, while EP contractors may take longer to be selected, said Konov, when asked about the deadline for selecting licensors for Amur GCC.

Dmitry Konov did not specify, however, that company became the licensor for polymer plants of the gas chemical complex.

A list of potential licensors includes American CB&I and KBR, French Technip, German Linde, as well as Chinese Sinopec.

Timeline:

  • A long-term contract with Gazprom is signed for the supply of ethane as feedstock;
  • Licensing agreements and contracts for baseline design are concluded with engineering companies;
  • Engineering preparation of the Amur GCC site started;
  • Alongside SIBUR is designing an advanced configuration of Amur GCC and negotiating LPG supplies with Gazprom;
  • Mechanical availability of the complex and its commissioning are synchronized with the construction of line 4 of Gazprom Gas Processing Plant – not earlier than 2024.

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