Sulzer GTC Wins Award with SIBUR–KSTOVO for Benzene Production Complex Modernization Project in Russia

Sulzer GTC wins award for Benzene Production Complex Modernization
The modernization will be at SIBUR’S plant near Nizhny Novgorod


November 4, 2019 – Sulzer GTC Technology has signed an agreement with JSC SIBUR-Neftehim (SIBUR) to provide its licensed pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) processing technologies, including design of the fractionation, first-and-second-stage hydrotreating, aromatics extraction and thermal hydrodealkylation technologies for the modernization of a benzene production facility at SIBUR’s KSTOVO olefins production plant near Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The modernized facility will serve as a hub for processing full-range pygas from several SIBUR facilities, allow production of high-purity benzene with the lowest cash cost, and recover non-aromatics to be used as cracker feed. Sulzer GTC will design a new GT-BTX℠ unit, as well as revamp the existing pygas fractionation, first-and-second-stage hydrotreating, and the thermal hydrodealkylation unit to process additional feed.  The scope of supply includes the basic engineering package, technical services, proprietary catalyst, solvent and equipment.

“We are pleased to work with such a prestigious company as SIBUR to provide effective solutions for producing aromatics from pyrolysis gasoline and modernizing olefins production complexes,” said Ilya Aranovich, Sulzer GTC Director of Licensing, North America, Europe, and CIS Regions. He added, “We are excited to extend our track record of providing leading-edge solutions to improve the economics of naphtha-based crackers for clients in the CIS Regions and around the world.”

JSC SIBUR-Neftehim (SIBUR), is a subsidiary of PJSC SIBUR Holding, the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia.  SIBUR operates 26 production sites across Russia and has 27,000 employees. SIBUR serves more than 1,400 companies in the energy, chemical, consumer, construction, automotive and other industries in approximately 75 countries. The company was founded in 1995, and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.