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January 13, 2019

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe have signed contracts for license and engineering services for a methanol unit

Today, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe signed contracts for license and engineering services for a new methanol unit with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year. The signing ceremony took place in TAIF headquarters.

Azat Bikmurzin, the Director General of PJSC Mr. Azat Bikmurzin and Mr. Bjerne S. Clausen at the signing ceremony. Nizhnekamskneftekhim (TAIF Group of Companies), and Bjerne S. Clausen, CEO and President of Haldor Topsoe, signed the contracts. A TAIF Group delegation led by Albert Shigabutdinov, the Director General of TAIF Company, took part in the signing ceremony.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim mainly uses methanol (methyl alcohol) to produce formaldehyde as a feedstock for the company’s isoprene production. The new methanol unit will make the isoprene facilities more efficient and reduce production costs.


About Haldor Topsoe A/S
Haldor Topsoe is the world leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries. Based on cutting-edge research and development, Topsoe  helps its customers achieve optimal performance in all phases from design to daily operations – in the most responsible way. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers across the globe. In 2017, our revenue was approximately 760 million US dollars, and we employ some 2,100 employees.  

About PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim is one of the largest petrochemical producers in Eastern Europe. It occupies leading positions among domestic manufacturers of synthetic rubbers, plastics and ethylene. Nizhnekamskneftekhim is a part of TAIF Group of Companies. The company was founded in 1967. Its principal facilities are located in Nizhnekamsk, the Republic of Tatarstan. 

The company’s portfolio includes more than 120 products, which are exported to 50 countries of Europe, America and Southeast Asia. Exports constitute about 50% of total output volume.

About TAIF Group of Companies
TAIF Group of Companies, employing more than 43 thousand staff, is a large manufacturing and investment company with considerable assets and enormous production facilities, implementing flexible and high-level management. TAIF Group of Companies consists of 54 subsidiaries and affiliated companies. The company’s main business areas are oil and gas processing, petrochemistry, telecommunication, construction, banking, investments and services. All the enterprises are closely interrelated in terms of finances, machinery, technologies and management.

Contact details:

TAIF press center
Tel.: (007)(843) 277-94-48

Methanol process - High plant availability, conversion, carbon and energy efficiency



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