Unipetrol awards polyethylene plant logistics contract Talke

Unipetrol awards polyethylene plant logistics contract to Talke

6:31 AM, 21st June 2016
Unipetrol awards polyethylene plant logistics contract to Talke

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Unipetrol AS, a subsidiary of Polish ORLEN group, has awarded Talke Group a contract for the engineering and construction of a logistics facility at its location in Litvinov. The value of the signed agreement amounts to 700 million CZK. The contract is part of new polyethylene unit project (PE3), the biggest investment in the history of the Czech petrochemical industry. The overall PE3 project costs are estimated at 8.5 billion CZK.

The entire concept of the logistics facility originates from a study previously executed by Talke. It will be realised under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with completion planned for the first quarter of 2018. The new polyethylene unit is being built under INEOS license. Its construction was commenced in the beginning of June 2016.

Unipetrol named Talke as general contractor for the construction of a logistics facility to handle and package an annual volume of 270,000 tonnes of polyethylene type HDPE granules.

The project includes the construction of a battery of 40 storage silos with a total capacity of 16,000 tonnes, the extension of an existing packaging hall, the installation of suitable machinery for bag filling, pallet packaging and truck loading. Also, the pneumatic conveying system for the transfer of product from the production site to the storage silos as well as new offices, cloakrooms and social facilities for the new logistics terminal are subject to the contract.

“The investment in to new polyethylene unit will help to contribute to greater integration of the petrochemical and refining production of Unipetrol Group and will enable us to reach out for new industrial segments, including cosmetic or packaging industry. It will increase our storage needs for polyethylene granules, so to ensure efficient storage and expedition of additional polyethylene volume produced by the new PE3 unit, we decided to build new modern logistics terminal at Litvinov chemical site,” said Marek Switajewski, CEO and chairman, board of directors of Unipetrol

“We feel very honoured that Unipetrol has entrusted us with this project. It is not only our biggest European construction project to date. This assignment also proves our strategy true, to support the chemical and petrochemical industries with high-quality logistics consulting, design and engineering – along with our transport and logistics operations,” said Christoph Grunert, director logistics Europe at Talke.

© Worldofchemicals News

Read more:

Unipetrol breaks ground for new polyethylene unit in Czech Republic



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Air Products bags medical gases supply contract in US

LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc has signed a supplier contract agreement with Vizient Inc in US, to supply medical gases at negotiat ...

Read more
Maire Tecnimont signs several agreements, strengthens market in Russia

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: Maire Tecnimont SpA has signed several agreements with different companies, strengthening its presence in Russia. The agreem ...

Read more
Chemours to sell sulphur products biz in $325 million deal

WILMINGTON, US: The Chemours Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets which comprise its sulphur products business, part of its ch ...

Read more
Researchers find new ways to make hydrogen fuel, zinc batteries

STANFORD, US: Stanford University researchers have developed new technologies to tackle two of the world’s biggest energy challenges – cle ...

Read more
Merck launches new silica-based pigment for food industry

DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Merck KGaA said that it is launching a new pearlescent effect pigment of the next generation. Candurin NXT Ruby Red is the first s ...

Read more
Scientists use sunlight, water to make clean energy

IOWA, US: University of Iowa (UI) researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and any source of ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X