The working group headed by Mekhriddin Abdullayev, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekneftegaz JSC, visited the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex on February 4 to study the losses caused by accidents at technological facilities due to power outages in Central Asia.
The Board Chairman studied the current state of all technological equipment lost in the accident at the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex in the Guzar district, Kashkadarya region, with the participation of experts.
In particular, the radiant pipes of two of the existing pyrolysis furnaces in the complex were unusable and the condition of the catalyst for the hydrogenation of the exhaust hydrocarbons was inspected on site. It should be noted that the special high-temperature radiant pipes of these pyrolysis furnaces are one of the main technical resources of the ethylene production plant in the complex.
In order to eliminate interruptions in production processes, to deliver rapidly obsolete pipes and chemical reagents to the complex, to ensure the full operation of the complex, to prevent possible accidents, to ensure the uninterrupted and lossless production process, instructions were given to the head of the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex Shukhrat Aslanov and responsible specialists.
During his visit to the complex, the Board Chairman acknowledged that the repair of equipment is organized in a systematic and timely manner, properly centralized, and employees work responsibly.
It should be recalled that 4.174 billion cubic meters (100.4% of the plan) of natural gas was processed at the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex last year. As a result, 135.2 thousand tons (104% of the plan) of polyethylene, 117.5 thousand tons (100.04% of the plan) of liquefied gas, 3.53 billion cubic meters (101% of the plan) of commercial gas, 103.6 thousand tons (109% of the plan) of gas condensate, 1,053 tons (105.3% of the plan) of sulfur products were produced. Exports amounted to $5.599 million, which were fulfilled by 119.6% compared to the plan.