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Kyrgyzstan|economy|May 26, 2023 / 03:07 PM
Uzbekistan plans to build methanol production facility

AKIPRESS.COM - Uzbekistan's Gas Chemical Complex MTO Central Asia LLC signed an industrial gas processing agreement with Air Products to build a methanol production facility, UzA reported.

Known as Methanol Island, the facility would have a capacity of 1.34 million tons per year, as a part of the Methanol-to-olefin (MTO) gas chemical complex in Uzbekistan. 
The facility, to be built in the Karakul Free Economic Zone in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara region, will cover 15 hectares. It is planned to enter operation in 2025 for an expected operational life of 25 years. 
Uzbekistan’s GCC MTO complex is designed for deep processing of specific natural gas with a low content of valuable components into high-value polymer products with a production capacity of over 1,110,000 tons per year. 
Local production will help Uzbekistan reach its goal of diversifying the economy, substituting imports, and potentially exporting products to other regions. 
The methanol facility would ensure the sustainable supply of methanol, hydrogen, and other industrial gases, such as oxygen and nitrogen, essential for the MTO gas chemical complex’s production processes.

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