October 13, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, presides over the groundbreaking ceremony for the petrochemical complex to be built by Técnicas Reunidas

  • The project consists of the development of a polypropylene production plant in the province of Adana, in the southeast of the country.
  • The Spanish company, which has already received the award letter, will execute the project in association with the construction subsidiary of the Turkish group Rönesans.
  • The contract, which is expected to be signed in the next few weeks, is estimated to involve a total investment of just over 1 billion euros, of which the Spanish company will account for some 550 million euros.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony for the plant, which was attended by representatives of Técnicas Reunidas, coincides with other events related to the Spanish company’s activities that are related to the nature of this project:
    • The obtaining of a contract for the development of the design engineering (FEED) of a plant also dedicated to the production of polypropylene for the Russian company Lukoil.
    • The current work being carried out for the execution of two other petrochemical projects in Turkey -a terephthalic acid plant (PTA) for SASA and another for SOCAR-, which consolidates the Spanish company as one of the main contractors present in this country.



The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has laid the first stone of a new petrochemical complex for the production of polypropylene to be developed in the province of Adana, in the southeast of the country, to be executed by Técnicas Reunidas.

The complex is sponsored by Ceyhan Polipropilen Üretim A.Ş, a joint venture formed by the Turkish group Rönesans Holding and the Algerian company Sonatrach, which has entrusted its execution, through an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) contract, to a partnership formed by Técnicas Reunidas and the construction subsidiary of the Rönesans group itself.

At the ceremony, held last Saturday in Adana, capital of the province of the same name, Erdogan recalled that Turkey has recently announced its Green Development Revolution, “one of the most ambitious goals for the future of our country. Therefore, all the investments we make from now on will be aligned with this perspective, as is the case with this plant.”

The contract, which is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, will involve an investment of just over 1,000 million euros, of which around 550 million will correspond to the Spanish company.

The celebration of this event coincides in time with two other events related to its nature that also boost the activity of the Spanish company.


New contract for Técnicas Reunidas in Russia

On the one hand, Lukoil, one of the world leaders in the energy sector and a strategic client of Técnicas Reunidas, has selected the Spanish company to develop a modern polypropylene production unit, which will use secondary streams from the refining process, at the Russian company’s refinery in Nizhny Novgorod.

The scope of the work contracted to Técnicas Reunidas consists of the design engineering (FEED) of the project and a cost estimate for its possible conversion to a future EPC phase (engineering, procurement and construction) of the facility.

The complex will become the largest polymer production center integrated into a refinery in Russia. In addition, the project will optimize the use of raw materials in the production process, thus improving both the overall efficiency of the complex and its environmental footprint.

It should be recalled that, since 2011, Técnicas Reunidas has been involved in several projects relating to other strategic investments by Lukoil in major refining facilities located in Nizhny Novgorod and Volvograd.

Consolidation of Técnicas Reunidas in Turkey

On the other hand, the laying of the first stone at the Adana petrochemical complex is in addition to the work that Técnicas Reunidas is currently carrying out on two other projects in Turkey, consisting of the construction of two terephthalic acid plants (PTA), one for SASA and the other for SOCAR.

All this makes Técnicas Reunidas one of the few contractors that, in addition to the fifteen projects already executed in Turkey and several previous collaborations with Sonatrach and Rönesans, has proven experience in the development of petrochemical installations in general and polypropylene production in particular,  which strongly consolidates its presence both in this country and in the sector as a whole on an international scale.

Técnicas Reunidas

The Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas is one of the most important companies in its sector on an international scale, with a presence in 25 countries and a track record that totals more than 1,000 industrial plants over its 60 years of experience.

Its business is mainly focused on engineering projects, production and processing of natural gas, development of industrial plants for the production of clean fuels and petrochemical products and the promotion of advanced low-carbon technologies, such as green hydrogen, CO2 sequestration and capture, biofuels, waste recovery, etc.

It has more than 7,500 employees, most of whom are highly qualified engineers, and its revenues reached 3.5 billion euros in 2020.

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