Russia: Dioctyl Terephthalate Plasticiser Sibur Commences DOTP Production at Perm Site
Capable of producing 100 ktpa of DOTP, the new Sibur facility is the single largest production site in Europe. DOTP is sustainable in nature and the facility is expected to cater to the domestic market as well as contribute to the non-commodity non-energy exports to Europe and other regions.
Russia – Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister; Maxim Reshetnikov, Perm Region Governor; and Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board of Sibur Holding; recently attended the commissioning ceremony of a newly built eco-friendly dioctyl terephthalate plasticiser (DOTP) facility. Other participants included Viktor Evtukhov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade; Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy; local authorities and Sibur’s clients and partners.
DOTP is a key component in floor and roof coatings, wallpaper, cable compounds and automotive coatings. It is designed to ensure their plasticity, enhanced durability, and wear and cold resistance. The 100 ktpa DOTP production facility will not only cover the needs of the domestic market (estimated at 60 ktpa) but will also contribute to the non-commodity non-energy exports to Europe and other regions. Unlike phthalate plasticisers, DOTP is an eco-friendly product that complies to the highest European and other international environmental standards. The DOTP production facility features state-of-the-art (water and air) treatment facilities, including a biochemical treatment unit for industrial wastewater (upgraded in 2018).
Sibur’s Perm-based DOTP production facility is the single largest production site in Europe. Sibur invested RUB 6.95 billion (net of VAT) into the project, of which 82 % was sourced to the Russian suppliers and service providers.
Nipigas, a leading Russian research centre for facility design, procurement, logistics, and construction, acted as a general designer and developed design and engineering solutions. Russian companies were the key partners in the project. Suppliers of the core production equipment included Uralkhimmash, RSP Alexiy, RPC Mediana-Filter, PHM Mach, Penzneftekhimmash, Electroprofi and others. Perm-based contractors GSE-Permneftegazstroy and SMK Delta carried out construction and installation works.
The project was supported by the Perm Region Government under a special investment contract structure to promote creation of new production facilities offering high-tech jobs.