Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 13, Uzbekistan said the construction of a gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant, which is the largest synthetic liquid fuel production complex in the region, currently has gone into the final stage. The overall implementation stages of the planned jobs currently reach 95.3%.
After completion of commissioning of all the auxiliary facilities, commissioning of the important technology projects will begin. The production facilities are expected to be put into operation and the start-up ceremony is expected in the second half of this year.
“Our strength is our commitment to safety and quality as our core values, as well as the exemplary dedication of our staff in the difficult months of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Uzbekistan’s General Director. GTL Fakhritdin Abdurasulov to speak. “Together with our international partners, we seek to complete this new and exciting petrochemical complex by 2021,” he added.
Abdurasulov said that when completed, the Uzbekistan GTL will bring Uzbekistan closer to achieving energy independence and demonstrate the success of the country’s petrochemical growth strategy, including expanding its operations. The country comes from competitively priced raw materials, especially from gas, to take advantage of the growing global demand for clean plastics and fuels.
The GTL complex includes four main subdivisions – the energy source plant, the syngas production unit (Haldor Topsoe), and the synthetic liquid production unit (Sasol) and product refinement (Chevron). .
The gas pipeline from the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex to the GTL complex has been completed and put into operation completely.
Today, construction and installation works, landscaping, bitumen, painting and insulation are almost complete.
Some projects have been put into operation at the power plant. In which, the raw water treatment and treatment unit, the demineralized water production system, the fire fighting water supply system, the gas system, the boiler plants – the steam production system, the solution water system. heat – cooling tower, main and auxiliary substations of the plant, instrumentation and control and a number of other equipment has been put into operation.
Pre-commissioning, commissioning, and testing of piping and equipment continue to take place in all the complex’s technology parks.
About 9,000 people are working at the site and more than 500 equipment units are involved.
The plant’s central control panel has also been put into operation and currently the plant’s central laboratory is being recognized domestically and internationally.