The giant plant in Uzbekistan will process 3.6 billion cubic meters of gas per year and produce 1.5 million tons of oil products. These are diesel fuel, jet fuel, naphtha and liquefied gas.
The GTL in the Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan can start producing oil products in May, and reach full capacity by the summer.
Today, the plant employs about 850 specialists. By the time it reaches full capacity, the number of specialists is planned to increase to 1000 people.
According to Karimov, the main backbone of the staff will be engineering and technical personnel.
The grand opening of the Uzbekistan GTL plant took place on December 25 last year. The President of the Republic Shavkat Mirziyoyev personally participated in the opening ceremony.
The giant plant has 10,000 pieces of equipment from around the world. The enterprise can process 3.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.
It is planned that the plant will produce liquid synthetic fuel worth more than $1 billion. In addition, 307,000 tons of jet fuel, 724,000 tons of diesel fuel, 437,000 tons of naphtha and 53,000 tons of liquefied gas will be produced here.
Also, the plant will annually produce 380 thousand tons of polyethene and polypropylene.
The project was financed by such Russian structures as JSC Gazprombank, JSC Roseximbank, the Russian Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agency (EXIAR).
The total cost of Uzbekistan GTL amounted to $3.42 billion.