Baltic Chemical Plant LLC (BCP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RusGasDobycha, has selected Univation Technologies’ UNIPOL™ PE Process for six reactor lines to be located at the Ust-Luga marine port located in Leningradsky Region, Russia. With maximum product flexibility in mind, each UNIPOL™ PE Reactor line is designed for a world-scale capacity of 500,000 TPY, yielding a total design capacity of 3,000,000 TPY.
BCP will access Univation’s most advanced product technology platforms including ACCLAIM™ Technology for unimodal HDPE, PRODIGY™ Technology for bimodal HDPE grades, and XCAT™ Technology for advanced metallocene LLDPE. These technologies enable BCP with capabilities to serve a wide range of HDPE and LLDPE applications including LLDPE for blown and stretch film, MDPE for rotomolding, and HDPE for pipe, injection and blow molding products.
Additionally, BCP elected to incorporate Univation’s latest process control system, PREMIER™ APC+ 3.0, across all production lines. APC+ 3.0 delivers state-of-the-art process control capability designed to maximize production rates, facilitate product transitions and enhance overall economic performance of the UNIPOL™ PE Process.
“We are extremely pleased that Baltic Chemical Plant LLC chose Univation’s UNIPOL™ PE Technology for this milestone PE project in Russia,” stated Dr. Steven Stanley, President of Univation Technologies. “Excellent economies-of-scale, proven large-capacity designs, and demonstrated broad product capabilities are all hallmarks of UNIPOL™ PE Technology. With more than 50 years as a leading licensor in the PE industry, we are honored to work with BCP on their exciting world-scale project which will serve PE growth opportunities in both domestic and export markets.”
Mr. Konstantin Makhov, General Director of Baltic Chemical Plant LLC, added his comments, “For such a significant polyethylene project, we knew we had to partner with a proven licensing technology leader that could deliver the required demonstrated world-scale capacities as well as the necessary broad PE product flexibility to meet our customers’ requirements.” Mr. Makhov continued, “We also know that we can depend on Univation to deliver the technology, the know-how, and the experience required to achieve the necessary safety, technical, and economic objectives for this substantial new capacity build project. We will be working closely with the Univation teams on all aspects of this truly world-scale project as we expectantly look ahead to delivering this new significant source of PE resins supply to the marketplace.”
About Univation Technologies, LLC
Univation Technologies is the global leader in licensed polyethylene technology. Univation has a proven track record of delivering process, product and catalyst technologies as well as related technical services to the global polyethylene industry for more than 50 years. More than one-third of all HDPE and LLDPE resins produced globally is supplied by the industry-leading UNIPOL™ PE Process. Univation is also the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of conventional and advanced polyethylene polymerization catalysts designed specifically for the UNIPOL™ PE Process. For more information, visit www.univation.dow.com.
UNIVATION, XCAT, PRODIGY, PREMIER, ACCLAIM, stylized “Univation Technologies,” and the stylized "U" are registered trademarks (Reg. U.S. Pat. and Tm. Off. and other countries) of Univation Technologies. UNIPOL is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow, licensed for use to Univation Technologies.
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