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NKNK and CB&I signed FEED for Tatarstan olefins complex

Nizhnekamskneftekhim awards basic to CB&I Lummus

OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) selected CB&I Lummus (CB&I) to perform front end engineering and design (FEED) of a new olefins complex in Russia.

This new petrochemical complex will be located in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia.

Earlier, on April, 2012, NKNK and CB&I had signed a License Agreement and Basic Engineering Contract.

Under the new contract signed between the parties, CB&I will provide NKNK with the:

 – Extended Basic Engineering and development of the new petrochemical complex

 – Design under the Russian standards, including “Design documentation” section

 – Evaluation of the impact on environment

 – Permits required for construction of industrial complex

 – Placing of orders for the long lead equipment

This contract has been awarded for a value in excess of $40 million and rewards CB&I successful completion of the feasibility study last year and the recent award of the ethylene technology license.

CB&I’s project scope includes the FEED for a:

 – 1.0 million t/y ethylene plant

 – Related butadiene extraction unit

 – Pyrotol unit

 – Offsites and utilities.

This new olefins complex is part of the Strategic Development Program of OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim for the next five years.

It is also included into the Program of RT Petrochemical Complex Development and in the Plan for development of Oil & Gas  Petrochemical of Russia for the period untill 2030

According to the contract signed with CB&I, NKNK is expecting the FEED work for completion in 2013.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim in brief

OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim is the largest independent producer of synthetic rubber and polymers in the Russian Federation, and part of TAIF group of companies.

NKNK produces over 140 petrochemical products since 1967 and exports approximately 50% of its production to 52 countries in Europe, America and Asia.

NKNK main production facilities are located in Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan.

NKNK production complex embodies  10 Major Plants, 7 Centers (including Research & Development and Design Centers), as well as Auxiliary Facilities and Departments, located in two production areas and having centralized transport, electric and telecommunication infrastructure.

The range of products output comprises more than one hundred items such as:

 – General purpose and specialty synthetic rubber

 – Plastics: polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene

 – Monomers being a feedstock to produce rubbers and plastics

 – Other petrochemical produce (ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, alpha-olefins, surfactants, etc). 

CB&I Lummus in brief

With Corporate office in The Hague, Netherlands, CB&I designs, engineers and constructs some of the world’s largest energy infrastructure projects.

CB&I provides engineering procurement and construction (EPC) solutions and proven process technologies.

Drawing upon more than a century of experience, CB&I has approximately 20,000 employees worldwide to safely and reliably executes more than 700 projects a year through its three business sectors:

 – Lummus Technology capitalizes on more than 2,800 patents and patent applications to provide process technologies, catalysts and specialties equipment for petrochemical facilities, oil refineries, and gas processing plants.

 – CB&I Project Engineering and Construction sector builds upstream and downstream oil & gas projects, LNG liquefaction and regasification terminals, and a wide range of other energy related projects

 – CB&I Steel Plate Structure sector designs, fabricates and constructs storage tanks and containment vessels and their associated systems for the oil and gas, water and waste water, mining and nuclear industries.

CB&I has accumulated years of experience in large projects in Russia and the Lummus branch owns the critical proprietary licenses in ethylene and derivatives processes to help Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) to build its petrochemical Market Leadership in Tartastan and  beyond in Russia.

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