Azerbaijan’s Big Chemical Plant to Be Closed for Overhaul

Ethylene-polyethylene plant Azerikimya Production Union of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR will be closed for overhaul in August. the plant’s Director Ogtay Niftaliyev told reporters in Sumgait.
He noted that ground research and the work at the plant as part of modernization of Azerikimya’s enterprises are almost completed.
“In August. production at the plant will be stopped for complete overhaul. In August-September. the first stage of installation of automated control systems should be completed. after which a number of new facilities are planned to be built.” said Niftaliyev.
He added that the reconstruction covers a period of three years.
“Its main goal is to increase the efficiency and capacity of ethylene and polyethylene production in order to supply SOCAR Polymer with raw materials in the volume of 150.000 tons of propylene per year. The polyethylene production will be 105.000 tons per year. and this year we are proceeding in line with the production schedule.” said the director.
He also expressed confidence that the plan will be implemented.

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