Maire Tecnimont subsidiary Tecnimont-led consortium has been awarded engineering, procurement and site services (EPSS) contract, worth €1.2bn, by a subsidiary of Russia’s petrochemical giant Sibur for the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (AGCC).

The contract is for the petrochemical development of the AGCC, a downstream expansion of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (AGPP) located in the Amur region in the Far East of Russia, close to the border with China.   

Maire Tecnimont-led consortium involves MT Russia, Sinopec Engineering and Sinopec Engineering Group Co., Ltd Russian Branch.

Maire Tecnimont CEO Pierroberto Folgiero said: “This project confirms the reliability of our strategy to promote early involvement in the development of projects with selected clients, having long term industrial vision throughout the natural gas value chain.

“AGCC project follows Tecnimont’s engagement in Amur giant Gas Treatment plant in the Russian Far East Region and represents its downstream monetization into polyolefins.

“In such extraordinary times due to the Covid outbreak, we are eager to engage ourselves in this prestigious job and to put our best energies at the service of a long-time client such as Sibur.”

The project involves the implementation of several large-scale polyolefin units. Mechanical completion for the project is planned for completion within 2024.

The Amur GPP will have a design processing capacity of 42 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year. It will receive gas from the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centres while the processed gas will be delivered to China.

Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (part of Gazprom Group) is in charge of the project while NIPIGAZ (part of SIBUR Group) is the general contractor.

Maire Tecnimont’s polypropylene plant in Western Serbia. (Credit: Maire Tecnimont)