The Republic of Tatarstan is the fastest-developing constituent region of the Russia Federation and a leader in the national investment climate rating for Russia’s regions. Among the key reasons for Tatarstan’s favorable investment climate are openness of state agencies for dialogue, a low level of bureaucracy, special economic zones and tax preferences.
Some of ambitious projects presented at the conference:
In March 2016 representatives from “Ammoni” and “Tatneft” and their Japanese counterparts from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sojitz Corporation have signed a memorandum on the construction of a second complex to produce ammonia, methanol and granulated carbamide.
TAIF-NK is implementing long-term project of constructing heavy residues deep conversion complex. The launch of the complex will enable TAIF-NK to refine oil residues and make Euro 5 diesel fuel and straight-run gasoline.
A landmark event in 2016 was the comprehensive testing start-up of the delayed coker equipment at TANECO. This allowed increasing the petroleum feedstock depth of processing to 99.2 percent, reaching the output of light petroleum products at a level of more than 87%.
Putting into operation the installations of naphtha hydrotreating, heavy coker gas oil, diesel oil and kerosene in 2017 will allow processing straight-run distillates and distillates recycling into marketable Euro-5 diesel fuel and aviation kerosene. Commissioning of the catalytic reforming and isomerization installations will provide for production of motor gasolines Regular-92 and Premium 95 of the Euro-5 environmental class.
Kazanorgsintez is planning to build a new gas processing plant with a capacity of 30 billion cubic meters. This plant will provide the new ethylene production with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per year with feedstock.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) is considering construction of a new olefin complex with a total capacity of 1.2m of ethylene per year, which will be then used in polyethylene and polypropylene production and production of alpha-olefins.
Alabuga-2 Special Economic Zone is promising to become another growth area near the Nizhnekamsk Industrial Hub. Estimated investments in Alabuga-2 can total 360bn rubles within five years.