21 May 2019, Perm. Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister, Maxim Reshetnikov, Perm Region Governor, and Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board of SIBUR Holding, attended commissioning ceremony of a newly built eco-friendly dioctyl terephthalate plasticiser (DOTP) facility. Other participants included Viktor Evtukhov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy, local authorities and SIBUR’s clients and partners.
DOTP, a key component in floor and roof coatings, wallpaper, cable compounds and automotive coatings, designed to ensure their plasticity, enhanced durability, and wear and cold resistance. 100 ktpa DOTP production facility not only will cover the needs of the domestic market (estimated at 60 ktpa) but also will contribute to the non-commodity non-energy exports to Europe and other regions. Unlike phthalate plasticisers DOTP is an eco-friendly product that complies to the highest European and other international environmental standards. DOTP production facility features state-of-the-art [water and air] treatment facilities, including biochemical treatment unit for industrial wastewater (upgraded in 2018).
SIBUR’s Perm-based DOTP production facility is the single largest production site in Europe. SIBUR invested RUB 6.95 bn (net of VAT) into the project, of which 82% was sourced to the Russian suppliers and service providers.
NIPIgas, a leading Russian research centre for facility design, procurement, logistics, and construction, acted as a general designer and developed design and engineering solutions. Russian companies were the key partners in the project. Suppliers of the core production equipment included Uralkhimmash, RSP Alexiy, RPC Mediana-Filter, PHM Mach, Penzneftekhimmash, Electroprofi and others. Perm-based contractors GSE-Permneftegazstroy and SMK Delta carried out construction and installation works.
The project was supported by the Perm Region Government under a special investment contract structure to promote creation of new production facilities offering high-tech jobs.
Dmitry Kozak, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister:
– SIBUR is a leader in chemicals and petrochemicals and is committed to exploring new technologies set to underpin the offering of competitive Russian products commercially successful around the world. Going forward, we will extend our support to such initiatives and new projects, in particular via the International Cooperation and Exports national programme with a goal to promote Russian products and facilitate introduction of new technologies. A draft law to regulate special investment contracts for new technologies envisaging extensive preferences and subsidies has already been submitted to the State Duma. It is meant to support R&D activities bound to reshape our industry landscape. I would like to thank you for your vigorous and insightful efforts aimed at developing the Russian chemical industry.”
Maxim Reshetnikov, Perm Region Governor, underlined significance of the new production facility for the Perm Region. “It is of utmost importance for the region that the project is being implemented under a special investment contract signed in 2017 and enjoys local backing,” commented Mr Reshetnikov. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank your team for timely delivering on their obligations, with RUB 7 bn of investments bringing to the Russian market new products with a tremendous export potential. You also helped create new jobs relying primarily on equipment produced in Russia.”
Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board of SIBUR Holding:
– DOTP is a new product for the Russian market. Along with being one of the key import substitution projects in Russia’s petrochemical industry, the Perm facility is also going to drive the growth of the country's non-commodity exports. Finally, DOTP is an eco-friendly product, which is very much in line with the industry trends.
After the commissioning ceremony at SIBUR-Khimprom, Dmitry Kozak hosted a meeting on development of the petrochemical industry.