Russia’s largest industrial gas supplier Cryogenmash has secured a deal to build an industrial gas production facility at gas processing and petrochemicals company SIBUR’s ZapSibNeftekhim facility near Tobolsk.
Cryogenmash will build a new plant at the Russian site, which will produce up to 37,000 Nm3 per hour of nitrogen (N2) and 28,000 Nm3 per hour of dry compressed air.
The ZapSibNeftekhim project, which is still under construction, will process hydrocarbons into polyolefins. The capacities of Cryogenmash’s plant will fully cover ZapSibNeftekhim’s industrial gas needs and will be used in all of it’s core facilities.
Cryogenmash’s subisidary Cryogenmash-Gas-Tobolsk will design and supply all plant equipment during the construction process. Cryogenmash-Gas-Tobolsk will operate the plant once commissioned and will supply industrial gases to ZapSibNeftekhim on a long-term basis.
SIBUR’s Managing Director Vasily Nomokonov highlighted, “Industrial gas production is not one of SIBUR’s core operations, so we seek to cooperate with Cryogenmash and other industry leaders, signing agreements to outsource our industrial gas supplies.”
“This allows us to focus on the production of petrochemical products that fully meet the needs of our clients,” he added.
Cryogenmash is actively growing as an outsourcing supplier of industrial gases. Since 1946, the company has built more than 600 cryogenic ASUs, more than 300 membrane units and over 2,000 storage units and gasifiers. The new agreement with SIBUR marks the company’s eighth project in Russia.
In addition to Cryogenmash, Air Products and Linde Gas are already leveraging similar projects to supply industrial gases to SIBUR’s production sites in Voronezh, Dzerzhinsk and Tomsk.
Air Liquide supplies industrial gases to RusVinyl, a joint venture between SIBUR and Solvay, and in 2017, Air Products and Air Liquide plan to launch new outsourcing facilities at SIBUR’s Perm and Kstovo sites, respectively.