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Uzbekistan GTL LLC reaches 95.3% completion

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Uzbekistan GTL LLC has issued an update on the current state of the construction of its complex for the production of synthetic liquid fuel in the region. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the project has now entered the final stages with the overall implementation of planned works currently standing at 95.3%.

On completion of the commissioning of all auxiliary installations, the commissioning of key technological installations will begin. Commissioning of production facilities and the launch ceremony are scheduled for the 2H21.

General Director of Uzbekistan GTL LLC, Fakhritdin Abdurasulov, said: “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. Jointly with our international partners we seek to complete this new and exciting petrochemical complex in 2021.

“When completed, the Uzbekistan GTL LLC will bring Uzbekistan a step closer to achieving energy independence and demonstrate the success of our petrochemical growth strategy which consists of expanding our activities from competitively located feedstock, especially derived from gas, to taking advantage of the growing global demand in plastics and clean fuels.”

The GTL complex comprises four main sections – plants for supplying energy resources, a unit for production of syngas (Haldor Topsoe), and units for production of synthesis liquid (Sasol) and product refinement (Chevron).

The gas pipeline from Shurtan Gas chemical complex to the GTL complex has been completed and is fully operational.

Construction and installation, landscaping, laying asphalt, painting and insulation works are now nearing completion.

Some installations have already been commissioned at the energy supply plant. In particular, a raw water treatment and processing unit, a demineralised water production system, a fire-fighting water supply system, a fuel gas system, boiler plants – a steam production system, a cooling water system – a cooling tower, the main and auxiliary substations of the plant, instrumentation and control equipment and some others were put into operation.

Pre-commissioning, commissioning works, as well as testing of pipelines and equipment continue in all technological zones of the complex.

About 9000 people are engaged at the construction site and more than 500 units of equipment are involved.

The plant's central control panel was also put into operation and at the moment the plant's central laboratory is undergoing national and international accreditation.

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