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Linde wins contract for ethylene plant in Russia  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) has received an engineering contract for the licensing and front end engineering design (FEED) of one of the world’s largest ethylene plants in Tobolsk, Western Siberia. The contract was awarded by Russia’s largest petrochemical company, Sibur LLC. The two companies signed an agreement June 21 in St. Petersburg. “We are delighted to be working on this project and continuing our successful collaboration with Russia’s most important petrochemical company,” says Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. “We also hope that this agreement will lead to further key contracts for our engineering business in this Eastern European growth market.” The ethylene plant is to be built at the petrochemical complex "ZapSibNeftekhim" in Tobolsk, which is being planned by the company ZapsibNeftekhim, a subsidiary of Sibur. Once finished, the new plant will produce around 1.5 million ton/yr of ethylene, 500,000 ton/yr of propene and 100,000 ton/yr of butadiene from the feedstocks ethane, propane and n-butane. The products produced by the plant are important building blocks for the plastics manufacturing industry. The FEED services provided…
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