By Nick Gilbert
The plant construction business arm of ThyssenKrupp was awarded a contract to carry out the front end engineering and design (FEED) of a polypropylene plant in Russia in May 2012.
The single-train polypropylene facility is being constructed for the wholly owned subsidiary of Sibur named ZapSibNeftechim. Sibur is the largest company engaging in petrochemicals and gas processing in Russia.
The polypropylene facility is to be built in Tobolsk present in the Tyumen Region of West Siberia. The manufacturing facility is designed to have a capacity of 500,000 tonnes per year. ThyssenKrupp will obtain the permitting for the FEED contract through its local entity OOO Uhde at the time of contract implementation. The Russian polypropylene plant will adopt the LyondellBasell's Spheripol process which is the most common technology employed for the manufacture of polypropylene. The plant will turn out polypropylene under various brands for use in different applications such as consumer goods, in the manufacture of automotive body parts and in packaging and textile industries.
The plant construction business of ThyssenKrupp caters to large scale and specialized plant building. The business reported total revenue of 4 billion euros for the financial year 2010 to 2011. The plant construction division employs 13000 resources engaged in building top-class processes with optimum productivity for plant operators. In order to provide customers with end-to-end engineering solutions, it liaises with partners and subsidiaries locally and globally.