Novocheboksarsk, Russia - Sweden's Chematur Engineering AB, has signed an agreement to build a 50,000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide plant for Russia's polyether polyol producer Himprom.
Chematur Engineering will project manage and help build the plant with the Russian Design Institute, Himprom said in a statement. The project is currently at the specification stage and plant design should be underway in a few months.
The plant, which is scheduled to start operation in 2015 will use anthraquinone technology. Yaroslav Kuznetsov of Himprom's owners Renova Orgsintez said, "Total investment in the construction of the plant will be $87m." No location has been decided for the plant yet, but it is likely to be in the Republic of Chuvasia about 630km east of Moscow.
Currently Himprom produces 22 000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide adds the firm. Production is aimed at the textile, pulp and paper industry as a bleaching agent and in the chemical industry, as a feedstock for propylene oxide and as an oxidizer for soil remediation, disinfection as well as in other industries.