Technical gas Project in Russia Air product to Supply Technical Gas to Sibur Despite Ukraine Crisis

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Sibur wants to cut down on industrial gas pricing – Therefor the Russian petrochemical company plans a new air separation/technical gases plant together with Air Products.

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Sibur plant in Russia. The petrochemical company plans to boost its production sites with international partnerships for technical gases.
Sibur plant in Russia. The petrochemical company plans to boost its production sites with international partnerships for technical gases.
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Perm/Russland – Sibur subsidiary Khimprom and Air Products will cooperate on a new new air separation unit in Perm to supply the local Sibur facility with technical gases. Under a recently signed contract, Air Products will supply industrial gas to Sibur's Perm subsidiary as agreed and invest its own cash to build and operate the new air separation unit. The Russians will build relevant facilities and utilities, lease out the site and act as the buyer under fixed price off-take contracts.

The capacity of the new facility will be 3,000 m3 of gaseous nitrogen and up to 6,500 m3 of dry compressed air per hour, meeting the needs of local petrochemical production. The unit is set to come on stream in 2016. After the commissioning Air Products will supply industrial gases for Khimprom over the next 20 years. This is the fourth Sibur partnership for industrial gas production. Similar projects include facilities in Voronezh (in partnership with Air Products), Dzerzhinsk (with Linde Gas) and Tomsk (with Cryogenmash-Gas).

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