March 7 - VTG, the German rail logistics company, has handled the shipment of around 35,000 tons (31,751 tonnes) of cargo, from Asia, Europe, and the USA, to Tobolsk, Siberia.
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The components are part of a new single-train polypropylene plastic manufacturing facility for which Thyssen Krupp won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract in 2012.
The largest components were eight 53 ton (48.1 tonne) 56 m x 3.3 m loop reactor legs.
VTG organised the transport of these components from the port of Ravenna in Italy, on board an ocean and river-going vessel to the Russian port of Tolyatti, on the Volga river. From here, the components were moved 2,500 km on semi-trailers to Tobolsk.An 80-ton (72.6-tonne) gas phase reactor was transported in the same way as the loop reactor legs.
The plant's central component, a 20 m x 6 m x 6 m high pressure vessel weighing 175 tons (158.8 tonnes), was moved 550 km on board a truck from Yekaterinburg to Tobolsk.
The plant is being built for ZapSibNeftechim, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sibur, the biggest Russian gas processing and petrochemicals group, and will have a design capacity of 500,000 tonnes per annum.
The Tobolsk plant will produce a wide range of polypropylene brands for use, for example, in textile and packaging applications as well as in the production of automotive body parts and consumer goods. SOURCE: HLPFI