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SIBUR is considering the possibility of creating a gas chemical complex in the Amur Region

The Governor of the Amur Region, Oleg Kozhemyako, met on August 14 with representatives of SIBUR Holding, headed by Chairman of the Management Board, General Director Dmitry Konov, the press service of the head of the region reports.

The Power of Siberia gas transmission system will pass through the region. In order to isolate valuable components from gas (in particular, helium and ethane), in the Amur Region, the possibility of building a gas processing facility is being discussed. A partner of the gas concern SIBUR is considering the possibility of creating a gas-chemical complex for the production of monomers and the subsequent production of polymers.

“The construction of a gas processing and gas chemical plant will undoubtedly have a serious impact on the economy of the Amur Region, on the employment of residents,” commented Oleg Kozhemyako. “At the construction stage, a large potential of a labor resource, construction, industrial, will be involved.”

The head of the region proposed to prepare an agreement on the training of personnel involved in production. This is the orientation of regional vocational schools to the graduation of specialists required for the construction of a plant, and in higher education - training engineers according to the scheme, when students study in Amur universities for the first three years, then they receive specialization in branch western universities of the country with subsequent employment in the gas chemical complex.

“If the project is implemented, more than 15 thousands of builders will be engaged in the construction and maintenance of the complex. There will be a new residential complex. A separate major work is planned in the following areas: sports, entertainment, transportation, food, ”said Dmitry Konov.

At the meeting, the possibility of delivering bulky cargo was considered. As an option, transportation along the river was suggested. In addition, the construction site is located close to the federal highway and the railway.

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