Despite COVID-19, Uzbekistan gas-to-liquids plant nearer to completion


Despite the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uzbekistan stated on April 13 the development of its gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which is the most important complicated for the manufacturing of artificial liquid gasoline within the area, has now entered the ultimate phases with the general implementation of deliberate works at the moment standing at 95.3%.

On completion of the commissioning of all auxiliary installations the commissioning of key technological installations will start. Commissioning of manufacturing amenities and the launch ceremony are scheduled for the second half of this yr.

“Our strength is in our commitment to safety and quality as our core values, as well as in exemplary dedication of our staff over the difficult months of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Uzbekistan GTL General Director Fakhritdin Abdurasulov stated. “Jointly with our international partners we seek to complete this new and exciting petrochemical complex in 2021,” he added.

Abdurasulov stated that when accomplished, the Uzbekistan GTL will deliver Uzbekistan a step nearer to attaining power independence and display the success of the nation’s petrochemical progress technique which consists of increasing the nation’s actions from competitively situated feedstock, particularly derived from fuel, to making the most of the rising world demand in plastics and clear fuels.

The GTL complicated contains 4 essential sections – vegetation for supplying power assets, unit for manufacturing of syngas (Haldor Topsoe), and models for manufacturing of synthesis liquid (Sasol) and product refinement (Chevron).

The fuel pipeline from Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex to the GTL complicated has been accomplished and is absolutely operational.

Today building and set up, landscaping, laying asphalt, portray and insulation works are nearing completion.

Some installations have already been commissioned on the power provide plant. In explicit, a uncooked water therapy and processing unit, a demineralized water manufacturing system, a fire- combating water provide system, a gasoline fuel system, boiler vegetation – a steam manufacturing system, a cooling water system – a cooling tower, the principle and auxiliary substations of the plant, instrumentation and management tools and a few others have been put into operation.

Pre-commissioning, commissioning works, in addition to testing of pipelines and tools proceed in all technological zones of the complicated.

About 9,000 persons are engaged on the building website and greater than 500 models of apparatus are concerned.

The plant’s central management panel was additionally put into operation and in the meanwhile the plant’s central laboratory is present process nationwide and worldwide accreditation.