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President Putin opens RusVinyl PVC plant

The plant took four years to build and $1.7bn investment to make it the largest PVC producer in Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin officially opened the 330,000 tonnes a year (t/y) RusVinyl polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant, in Kstovo, near Nizhny Novgorod, at a ceremony held on 19 September. RusVinyl is a 50:50 joint venture between Russian petrochemicals firm Sibur and SolVin, a 75:25 joint venture between Belgium’s Solvay and BASF. The greenfield plant at Kstovo, which required a total investment of €1.4 billion ($1.795bn) and took four years to build, is currently the largest PVC producer in Russia. The plant’s has nameplate capacities of 300,000 t/y of suspension PVC, 30,000 t/y of emulsion-grade PVC and 225,000 t/y of caustic soda.  Speaking ahead of the plant’s opening Sibur chief ex

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