Petrochemical assets form a crucial part of Rosneft’s production complex. High product quality and continuous improvement of production processes provide the Company with a competitive edge over other Russian and foreign players in the domestic market.
Rosneft’s petrochemical complex comprises:
- Angarsk Polymer Plant;
- Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company;
Rosneft also has petrochemical production lines at Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim (an aromatic hydrocarbon production complex) and the Angarsk Petrochemical Company (methanol, butyl alcohol, and amine production units).
Angarsk Polymer Plant
The plant’s main products include ethylene, high-density polyethylene, propylene, benzene, butylene-divinyl fraction, ethylbenzene, styrene, polystyrene, etc.
As of now, the Angarsk Polymer Plant is the only polystyrene and high-density polyethylene manufacturer in Eastern Siberia. The plant’s annual output includes over 200 kt of ethylene, over 100 kt of propylene, and 60 kt of benzene. Ethylene is partially supplied to Sayanskkhimplast as feedstock, while the remainder is used to produce high-density polyethylene and other petrochemicals. The plant uses straight-run gasoline and hydrocarbon gases mainly produced by the Angarsk Petrochemical Company as feedstock.
In 2020, the Angarsk Polymer Plant processed 735.3 kt of hydrocarbon feedstock, while its output of high value-added marketable products amounted to 576.8 kt.
Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company
The Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company is one of the largest gas processing, petrochemical, and organic synthesis companies in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Its product mix comprises over 30 articles, including tert-amyl methyl ether (TAME), synthetic phenol, synthetic ethanol and acetone for industrial application, LPG, and para-tertiary butylphenol (PTBP).
The company produces 300 ktpa of TAME, a high-octane additive for motor fuels, and has PTBP production facilities unrivalled in Russia and the CIS. It is also the only synthetic ethanol manufacturer in the country.
In 2020, the company processed 877.4 kt of feedstock and manufactured 839.9 kt of marketable products.
The company is carrying out a project to build a pilot plant for the production of synthetic polyalphaolefin base oils (PAO) characterised by high viscosity and a low freezing point. At present, polyalphaolefin base oils are not produced in Russia.
Ufaorgsintez is one of the largest petrochemical enterprises in Russia. It focuses on the production of phenol, acetone, high-density polyethylene, polypropylene and its copolymers, synthetic rubber, and other organic synthesis products. The plant accounts for over 30% of phenol produced in Russia and is a leading producer of acetone. Ufaorgsintez has a capacity of more than 850 ktpa.
The company’s products are widely used to manufacture plexiglass, phenol formaldehyde resins, alkylphenols, plastic films, industrial rubbers, and other products for industrial, agricultural, mechanical engineering, consumer goods, healthcare, electronics and electrical engineering applications.
Some of its organic synthesis products are unrivalled in Russia. The company’s ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber is a component of various industrial rubber products, including those used in the defence industry and cable insulation in electrical appliances.
In 2020, the company processed 643.9 kt of hydrocarbon feedstock and manufactured 576.2 kt of marketable products.