Uzbekistan GTL plant is planned to be commissioned in August in the Kashkadarya province, the Uzbekneftegaz’s stand at the INNOPROM exhibition noted.
According to the company, it is planned to launch the plant in April, finished products units in May, the air separation unit in June, and to start production in August.
The representative of Uzbekneftegaz clarified that commissioning date’s adjustment was due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
According to Uzbekneftegaz, the plant will process 3.6 BCM of gas and produce 724 thousand tons of diesel fuel, 307 thousand tons of jet fuel, 437 thousand tons of naphtha (and 53 thousand tons of liquefied gas. in year.
The turnkey constructor of the technological part of the plant is the South Korean Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the product licensor is the South African Sasol, the supplier of synthesis gas production technology is the Danish Haldor Topsoe. The project with a total value of US$ 3.6 billion is financed by Uzbekneftegaz's own resources of US$ 1.3 billion and funds from an international financial consortium including Gazprombank, Roseximbank and the Russian Agency for Insurance of Export Credits and Investments for US$ 2.3 billion.