A meeting of the Ministry of Energy and Uzbekneftegaz JSC took place at the construction site of the GTL plant in Kashkadarya province under the chairmanship of the Minister Alisher Sultanov.
During the working meeting, the implementation of the entire GTL investment project, the pace of construction and installation work, the progress of the pre-commissioning work of a number of equipment and process units of the GTL plant, and the focus was placed to the preparation of the commissioning and operational personnel of the plant, the Ministry of Energy Service.
It was noted that in 2021 the plant will begin to produce synthetic diesel fuel, kerosene, naphtha and liquefied natural gas from methane, with a phased progressing to full design capacity.
With the commissioning of the plant, imports of jet fuel and diesel to Uzbekistan will be significantly reduced.
After reaching the design capacity, the plant will process 3.6 BCM of natural gas (methane) per year and produce 1.5 million tons of high-quality synthetic liquid fuels, including more than 307 thousand tons of jet fuel, 724 thousand tons of diesel fuel, 437 thousand tons of naphtha and 53 thousand tons of liquefied gas.
The US$ 3.61 billion project was reportedly completed by more than 87% and entered its final phase, due to be completed before the year-end year, while at the moment, pre-commissioning work has already begun at some process units.