The State Concern “Turkmengas” plans to diversify its production facilities at the Kiyanly Polymer Plant. In May, the concern announced a second international tender for the construction of an isobutane production unit at this plant.
Turkmengas first announced a tender in March this year for construction work to diversify the use of natural gas at this enterprise.
The production facilities of this complex, commissioned in October 2018, allow to process 5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year and produce 386 thousand tons of high density polyethylene and 81 thousand tons of polypropylene. After the extraction of ethane and propane from the natural gas used for the production of these products, the remaining 4.5 billion cubic meters of marketable gas are sent to the gas pipeline system.
The plant is equipped with equipment purchased in Japan, the Republic of Korea, the USA, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and other countries. It consists of four main technological units: gas separation, ethane processing, production of polyethylene and polypropylene.
The SC “Turkmengas” implemented a project to build a Kiyanly plant worth more than $ 3.4 billion in cooperation with LG International Corp and Hyundai Engineering (Republic of Korea), as well as TOYO Engineering Corporation (Japan).
Currently, polyethylene and polypropylene produced at the plant are sold at the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan both for export and the domestic market.
According to the report of the analytical agency “Reports and Data” (USA), published in 2019, it is expected that by 2026 the global isobutane market will grow to $ 34 billion.