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Baltic Chemical selects Univation technology for multi-plant polyethylene project

By Mary Page Bailey |

Baltic Chemical Plant LLC (BCP), a wholly owned subsidiary of RusGasDobycha, has selected Univation Technologies’ (Houston; www.univation.com) UNIPOL PE Process for six reactor lines to be located at the Ust-Luga marine port located in Leningradsky Region, Russia. Each UNIPOL PE Reactor line is designed for a world-scale capacity of 500,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), yielding a total design capacity of 3,000,000 m.t./yr.

BCP will access Univation’s most advanced product technology platforms, including Acclaim technology for unimodal HDPE, Prodigy technology for bimodal HDPE grades, and XCAT technology for advanced metallocene LLDPE. These technologies enable BCP with capabilities to serve a wide range of HDPE and LLDPE applications, including LLDPE for blown and stretch film, MDPE for rotomolding, and HDPE for pipe, injection and blow molding products.

Additionally, BCP elected to incorporate Univation’s latest process control system, Premier APC+ 3.0, across all production lines. APC+ 3.0 delivers process-control capability designed to maximize production rates, facilitate product transitions and enhance overall economic performance of the UNIPOL PE Process.

“We are extremely pleased that Baltic Chemical Plant LLC chose Univation’s UNIPOL™ PE Technology for this milestone PE project in Russia,” stated Dr. Steven Stanley, President of Univation Technologies. “Excellent economies-of-scale, proven large-capacity designs, and demonstrated broad product capabilities are all hallmarks of UNIPOL™ PE Technology. With more than 50 years as a leading licensor in the PE industry, we are honored to work with BCP on their exciting world-scale project which will serve PE growth opportunities in both domestic and export markets.”

Mr. Konstantin Makhov, General Director of Baltic Chemical Plant LLC, added his comments, “For such a significant polyethylene project, we knew we had to partner with a proven licensing technology leader that could deliver the required demonstrated world-scale capacities as well as the necessary broad PE product flexibility to meet our customers’ requirements.” Mr. Makhov continued, “We also know that we can depend on Univation to deliver the technology, the know-how, and the experience required to achieve the necessary safety, technical, and economic objectives for this substantial new capacity build project. We will be working closely with the Univation teams on all aspects of this truly world-scale project as we expectantly look ahead to delivering this new significant source of PE resins supply to the marketplace.”

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