Sergey Merzlyakov, Vice President and CEO of Plastics and Organic Synthesis Business Unit of SIBUR LLC, and Oleg Demchenko, Director-General of «Corporation of Ural Industrial – Ural Polar» JSC have signed an agreement on implementation of investment projects in the district.
In particular, the Corporation will finance development of design & budget documentation as well as will help in fundraising from the RF Investment Fund for design and construction of the «Salekhard – Nadym» railroad. During the construction works, the Corporation will actively facilitate involvement of domestic suppliers of equipment and materials with world quality.
SIBUR, in turn, will fix modern production of the «Canvalan» geo-textile canvas and the «Aprolat» geo-grid which are applied in construction of railroad infrastructure. For this purpose the Company will use polypropylene as the primary material which it intends to produce at the new 500 kta complex which is already under construction in Tobolsk. Until the new complex is put into operation, polypropylene would be supplied from the SIBUR enterprise Tomskneftekhim.
Geo-synthetic materials are applied in construction and reconstruction of automobile- and railroads as well as for earthwork and pipelining. In particular, application of fiber-bonded materials and geo-grids with high breaking weight indices helps to consolidate roadway surfacing through disjunction of the bulk material, even distribution of pressure on the foundation and improvement of drainage conditions.
Russia, in deficit of such kind of materials, satisfies the bigger part of its demand through imports. At present time SIBUR manufactures up to 3 thousand tons of fiber-bonded (unwoven) materials at SIBUR – Geo-Textile LLC in Surgut.
Since 2007 SIBUR and its Plastics and Organic Synthesis Business Unit develop «reprocessing of plastics» as a separate vector of business. In 2008, implementation of investment projects started in order to build up production of geo-synthetic materials with modern Western equipment. By 2010, it is planned to fix two lines for the polypropylene fiber-bonded materials production with capacity of 20 kta as well as two other lines for the flat polypropylene grids production with capacity of 6 kta. In future, SIBUR plans to satisfy up to 20% of the Russian consumers’ demand for geo-synthetic materials.
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