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Community of Ust-Kut district approved construction of Irkutsk Polymer Plant

January 24, 2020

The Irkutsk Polymer Plant (IPP) construction project implemented by Irkutsk Oil Company LLC has been approved by community of Ust-Kut district.
Жители Усть-Кутского района одобрили проект строительства Иркутского завода полимеров
Public hearings on the plant’s project documentation and environmental impact assessment (EIA) were held on January 23 in the Ust-Kut municipal administration.

The representatives of the district and city authorities, public organizations, and residents of the city and district participated in the discussion.

Representatives of the Irkutsk Polymer Plant told the public about the equipment and technologies that were used in construction of the plants and about the environmental impacts on the project. It was mentioned that all the facilities of the polymer plant would be located outside water conservation areas.

The latest and most highly efficient technologies that meet the strictest international environmental requirements were used for the plant construction. Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japanese engineering company, has been involved in implementing the project. Both ethylene and polyethylene productions will be similar to the modern plants which were built in Europe and the USA.

The annual production capacity of the plant will be at least 650 thousand tons of highly demand production. Polymers are used in automobile and aircraft manufacturing, the space industry, medicine, and the consumer goods industry. The feedstock for the IPP will be ethane extracted from natural and associated petroleum gas produced at the fields of the INK group.

As a result of public hearings, it was resolved to approve the project documentation, the EIA materials and to recommend the project for implementation. All comments of the city and district residents have been included in the public hearings minutes and will be addressed in the next activities. 
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