NKNK taps Linde for ethylene expansion

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) has let contract to Linde Group for an olefins plant that will double ethylene capacity of the company’s complex at Nizhnekamsk, Tatarstan.

The first-phase expansion plant will have capacities of 600,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and more than 600,000 tpy of other chemicals. Due on stream in 2022, the plant will crack naphtha.

Linde’s contract covers licensing, design, material procurement, and technical engineering consulting.

Subsequent expansion will boost ethylene capacity at the complex to 1.8 million tpy by 2025, according to NKNK. Linde said it “aims to support” later expansion phases.

At the signing of the new contract, Linde and TAIF Group, of which NKNK is a subsidiary, also signed an agreement on strategic cooperation.

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