As of the end of quarter I 2016, the proposals from global licensing companies of DME production process have been studied. JSC NIAP performed pre-design study having issued the document “Justification of Investments into Construction of Dimethyl Ether Production Plant with Capacity 20,000 TPY”. The document “Environmental Impact Assessment” is developed.
Public hearings were arranged and held in the administration of municipal entity Shchekino district, positive decision №57/589 dd. 22.10.2013 on possibility of new production plant location is obtained. Engineering and environmental and hydrometeorological surveys, as well as geological and geodetic surveys are executed at the site of project construction.
The main part of the contract with ThyssenKrupp Uhde Engineering Services GmbH for purchase of license, basic design development is performed (except for rendering services on the personnel training). The contract for supply of licensed equipment is concluded with this company. The activity starting date under the contract with ThyssenKrupp Uhde occurred on 20.04.2016 after settlement of the issue on credit financing from GPB Bank (SC).
The contract with NIAP LLC is concluded for design documentation and detail documentation development. At the end of 2015 the design documentation development was finished, non-state expert examination of the design documentation was made and positive conclusion was obtained. Detail documentation development will start after receipt of technical documentation for equipment from the project licensor.
Based on the licensor’s data sheets the work is being performed on ordering the equipment and studying the technical proposals from prospective equipment suppliers. In February-March, 2016, the bidding took place for selection of the main process equipment suppliers on the basis of the licensor’s data sheets. Requisitions for supply of auxiliary equipment are prepared, until the end of May 2016 it is planned to select the suppliers and sign the contracts for supply of the main and auxiliary equipment.
The Minutes №5 dd. 20.01.2016 of the meeting of Cross-Agency Commission on efficient allocation of productive powers on the territory of Tula region approved implementation of the investment project of construction of DME production plant with capacity 20,000 TPY.
Until the end of May, 2016 it is planned to obtain the permit for construction and beginning from June, 2016 – to start preparation of site for construction of dimethyl ether production plant.