You are currently viewing: News


5 key downstream projects in Caspian and Central Asian regions

In preparation for the Downstream Caspian and Central Asia conference (23-24 September, Nur-Sultan), the organizing company Globuc partnered with GlobalData analytics company, to prepare an overview of all the active downstream projects in Caspian and Central Asian regions.

The overview contains all the planned and announced projects in refining and petrochemicals in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, based on the Global Data’s project database. Information presented in this report includes name of project’ operating company, project announcement and completion dates, current project stage, exact units and plants that are being built or modernised, volume of investments, as well as project EPC contractors and licensors, if they are already known.

Below are five key projects from each country the report covers, based on their total capex:
Baku Refinery Revamp Phase II in Azerbaijan
Within the second phase of a SOCAR refinery revamp is has been planned to build a cracking unit. Even though the project has been announced as early as in 2013 it is now on the feasibility stage and the planned completion date is set for 2030. The total capex of this project alone is estimated at $10 billion.

Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Atyrau Complex in Kazakhstan
KPI is currently engaged in the construction of several new plants at their Atyrau site, these are: propylene plant, polypropylene plant, polybutadiene plant, and butadiene plant. Construction of these plants is planned to be finished by 2021. Apart from that, KPI has announced its plans to build a PVC Plant within this complex, which is now undergoing the feasibility study. The combined capex of these projects is estimated at over $2 billion.

Navoiazot Navoi Complex in Uzbekistan
Navoiazot is working on the construction of several petrochemical plants. These are: ammonia, urea, caustic soda, methanol and PVC plants. It is planned that all these plants will commence production in 2020. The combined capex of these project is estimated at $1,512 million.

Turkmengaz Kiyanly Complex in Turkmenistan
Turkmengaz has also announced several petrochemical projects at their Kiyanly site. The project encompasses the construction of PVC plant, polyethylene plant, chlorine plant, as well as caustic soda plant. All these projects are currently at the feasibility stage and are planned to be completed by 2025. The combined capex of these projects is estimated at $428 million.

Azot Sarband Complex in Tajikistan
Tajik petrochemical producer Azot (former Tajik Azote) has also resumed its modernization works and is now looking for investors for the construction of urea and ammonia plants at their Sarband site. This project has been announced as early as in 2016 and its completion date then has been set for 2020. The total capex of this project is estimated at $421 million.

Sponsor : 

Other News Items

Bilfinger UK awarded maintenance contracts with INEOS securing roles in Grangemouth

Bilfinger UK has been awarded multi-million-pound contracts to deliver maintenance services for global chemical producer INEOS at two sites in Scotland that will see ...


Petrofac secures three-year contract from INEOS FPS

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services (EPS) business has been awarded a three-year Operations & Maintenance Support Services contract from INEOS ...


Mammoet design input delivers maximum efficiency

As one of the largest crude oil processing locations in Germany, every hour of downtime at PCK Raffinerie GmbH’s (PCK) Schwedt refinery has a significant impact. ...


Dow to retrofit Louisiana cracker with fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation technology

As part of the Company’s current slate of low capital intensity, high-return incremental growth investments, Dow today announced it will retrofit proprietary fluidized ...


Successful startup of world’s largest dehydrogenation plant using CATOFIN®

Clariant announced the successful startup of its CATOFIN catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines ...


Emerson expands asset management coverage

Emerson has expanded AMS Device Manager with HART-IP™ support, making it easier to connect with devices and control systems and potentially eliminate hundreds of ...


Greene Tweed highlights Innovative ArlonÒ 3000 XT polymer for oil and gas

Greene Tweed, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance seals, thermoplastics, composites, and engineered components, announces the availability of its innovative ...


Orbital Gas Systems wins VE technology sample system contract

CUI Global Inc, wholly-owned Energy subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems, announced that it has received an order to supply and commission a VE Technology Sample System, including ...


Saudi Aramco invests in Reliance Industries oil to chemicals division

Saudi Aramco and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today have agreed to a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) regarding a proposed investment in the Oil ...


KTA butadiene plant built by Wison Engineering starts up successfully

On August 11, Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology Co., Ltd.'s new 100 KTA butene-to-butadiene plant, built by Wison Engineering (SEHK stock code: 2236), started ...