LyondellBasell's PE and PP technologies selected for new complex in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries, in which LyondellBasell is holding a minority interest, has selected LyondellBasell’s polyethylene and polypropylene technologies for three new plants that will have a combined capacity of 1300 KT of polyolefins per year. The plants will be constructed at the petrochemical complex of Karabatan in Kazakhstan. The complex will include a 400 thousand tons per year unit based on Spherilene technology, to produce linear low density polyethylene and high density polyethylene. This unit will be complemented with a 400 thousand tons per year low density polyethylene unit based on Lupotech T process technology and a 500 thousand tons per year PP plant based on Spherizone technology. The three world-scale plants are scheduled for start up in 2013.