RUSSIA: Baltic selects Univation's PE technology for new PE lines planned in Ust-Luga
Baltic Chemical Plant LLC (BCP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RusGasDobycha, has chosen Univation Technologies' Unipol polyethylene (PE) process for six new PE reactor lines to be built at the Ust-Luga marine port in Leningradsky region, Russia.
The PE lines, each designed to have a capacity of 500,000 t/y, are part of a project that also includes two ethylene cracking facilities with a capacity of 1.4 million t/y each. Cost of the project and a schedule were not given. BCP will also utilize Univation's Acclaim technology for unimodal high-density PE (HDPE), Prodigy technology for bimodal HDPE grades, and XCat technology for advanced metallocene linear low-density PE.
In addition, BCP will incorporate Univation's latest process control system, Premier APC+ 3.0, across all production lines. The system is designed to maximize production rates, facilitate product transitions and enhance overall economic performance of the Unipol PE process.
Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 16 Dec 2019
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)