LyondellBasell Industries, in partnership with SAT &Co. and KMGEP of Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Ltd. (KPI), reaffirmed its ongoing participation in the development and construction, of an integrated petrochemical complex and a Gas Separation Unit in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan. The petrochemical complex, scheduled for 2014 start-up, will include a world-scale ethane cracker, a propane dehydrogenation unit, a polypropylene plant and two polyethylene production facilities using LyondellBasell's latest polyethylene and polypropylene process technologies.
Just Jansz, President of LyondellBasell's Technology Business commented, "I am delighted about the excellent collaboration with our partners and truly impressed by the progress made by KPI on the project, in spite of recent difficulties facing the global petrochemicals industry." KPI has successfully completed the feasibility study for this large green field project, and plans to invite construction bids for the Integrated Complex, the GSU and the connecting pipelines. In August 2008 KPI selected the polyolefin technologies that will be used to produce materials at the site.