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Azerbaijan to boost its propylene production by 2.5 times

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-04-14 17:00:00 – Baku

Azerikimya Production Union after it’s the first stage of modernization at the Ethylene-polyethylene plant the production of propylene to grow up to 150,000 tons in October 2017 from the current 60,000 tons, said Head of Azerikimya Mukhtar Babayev.

Babayev said that the modernization process of the Ethylene-polyethylene plant has three stages. At the second stage, the productivity will be brought up to 185-190,000 tons.

The second stage will be completed in the summer (in July-August) of 2018 and the final stage of modernization will be completed in the summer of 2019, when automatic machinery, furnaces and others will be fully installed.

In general, the work is being conducted in line with schedule and the expenditures for modernization amounted to nearly 30 million euros in 2016.

They will have to pay additional 80 million euros in the coming month so that the work can be carried out. The financing is carried out both thanks to the loans, and by Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR.

Today, the Azerikimya Production Union includes two enterprises. However, the main task was to gradually evaluate the prospects of old production facilities and the territory of unviable and economically unprofitable facilities should have been cleaned and given to the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park. This process continues.

Nine residents have already been registered there and construction is being carried out. Residents of industrial parks have a number of preferences in Azerbaijan, including exemption for seven years from taxes on profit, land and property. Meanwhile, the equipment imported by them is not a subject to value-added tax and customs duties.

The Sumgait industrial zone is still developing. Not only petrochemical, but also textile enterprises are operating there and a large production park has been created. Total volume of investments to be injected in the park is $1.1 billion.

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