In the Q&AS section, our top managers answer the most interesting and relevant questions from our clients sent to

Sergey Komyshan

SIBUR’s Management Board member and Executive Director

What SIBUR's projects are scheduled for the near term?

We have just completed a project at the Kstovo facility to increase capacity for our key products: from 384,000 to 420,000 t of ethylene and from 96,000 to 104,000 t of benzene a year. Rostechnadzor's Volga-Oka Department has made relevant updates to the register of safety approvals. All this additional ethylene and benzene is processed in Russia, contributing to a higher output of polymers and other materials which are popular in the market.

Our plans for 2019 include:

• to complete the construction of the DOTP facility in Perm in Q2 2019;

• to upgrade the existing TPA facility in the Republic of Bashkortostan and increase its capacity, which we expect to complete early this summer;

• to implement a project to boost SBS/TPE production at the Voronezh facility, slated for completion early next year;

• to go on with the construction of a MAN facility in Tobolsk, which is expected to be launched in 2021;

• we are also making preparations for a project to increase Nd-BR capacity in Voronezh by 30% with construction to be completed in 2021.

Which sales markets do you regard as most promising for ZapSibNeftekhim’s polymers?

What electronic workflow systems help SIBUR make the best decisions?

What are the reasons for an almost twofold increase in domestic LPG prices since March 2017?

As LPG export duty was introduced in August, how will it influence your business? Will export flows be re-directed to the internal market characterised by currently high prices?

SIBUR conducts regular customer surveys. What is their objective and what are the initiatives based on them?

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, how will the temporary limits on production and traffic movement be impacting your product shipments?

What are the advantages of factoring?

Why do we see gas flaring at SIBUR’s production sites? What substances are burnt this way? If a gas flare forms soot, does it mean something goes wrong at the production site?

What is SIBUR’s approach to naming its production sites?

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