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Axens to partner with KazMunayGas (KMG) in Polyethylene Project development in Kazakhstan

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Axens to partner with KazMunayGas (KMG) in Polyethylene Project development in Kazakhstan

KMG and Axens intend to develop further cooperation within the implementation of the First Integrated Gas Chemical Complex (Project) with an annual design capacity of 1 250 thousand tons of polyethylene to be built on the territory of the special economic zone in Atyrau region of Kazakhstan.

Source: KMG

In addition, KMG already has a positive experience of cooperation with Axens: in 2018, the Atyrau Oil Refinery successfully completed a large-scale modernization (with increase of oil refining conversion, increase of the production of petrochemical products, production of gasoline, diesel and jet fuels in compliance with the K4/K5 specifications), the licensor of which is Axens.

KMG considers to implement Axens’ AlphaButol® technology at the Project. The AlphaButol® process is the industry’s benchmark for the production of high purity 1-butene via ethylene dimerization, which is required for polyethylene production. Axens’ AlphaButol® technology is widely used by other similar world-scale petrochemical plants allowing to produce premium grade polyethylene, demand for which continuously grows in the market.

In this regard, KMG and Axens have signed an agreement to supply the Process Design Package associated to the AlphaButol® technology.

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