A plant for the production of ecological pure diesel fuel, jet fuel and liquefied gas is being built in Kashkadarya
According to the Department of investment projects of “Uzbekneftgaz” JSC, the investment project “Production of liquefied synthetic fuel based on purified methane of the Shurtan gas chemical complex” is being fulfilled. This was reported by the press service of JSC.
Project plans expanding natural gas processing capacity, reducing imports of hydrocarbons, satisfying the demand for quality and ecological pure fuels in the inside market, providing the market with strategic products from local raw materials.
The total cost is $ 3.6 billion the project, which is close to the US dollar, is funded by state-guaranteed international financial institutions and financial organizations of South Korea and China, credit resources of foreign commercial banks, fund “Tiklanish va taraqqiyot” (Reconstruction and development) and “Uzbekneftgaz”.
Under the project, the plant will produce a total of 1.5 million tons per year with high quality and ecological pure synthetic fuel. In particular, it’s planned to produce 724.6 thousand tons of diesel fuel, 307.3 thousand tons of aviation kerosene, 437.3 thousand tons of naphtha and 53.4 thousand tons of liquefied gas.
According to the project schedule, in June-July, with the start of electricity and raw water, fuel and gas supply, the firefighting system will be commissioned (July), air and high-pressure steam production will be launched, and a steam turbine on generators (October), works on sewerage biological refining equipment will be completed (November).
The plant is designed on the basis of technologies from companies such as Sasol (South Africa), Haldor Topsoe (Denmark) and Chevron (USA), which are world leaders in the field of oil and gas chemistry, and will create 808 new jobs.
Specialists are currently studying at the “Shurtan”, “Ustyurt” gas chemical complexes, Oil refinery in Bukhara and plants of production facilities in Qatar.
At present the project has fulfilled more than 86% of the ERC contract, involving more than 9,000 specialists and workers, more than 900 construction and special equipment. As it’s reported, the project is expected to be completed by December this year.