No. 17/2020  |  01-04-2020

The main part of investment of Polyethylene 3 Unit at UNIPETROL RPA, s.r.o. has been completed

PKN ORLEN hereby informs that the realisation of the main part of investment of Polyethylene 3 Unit (PE3) building at the Czech production plant of UNIPETROL RPA, s.r.o. in Litvinov, has been completed. The unit in the part producing natural polyethylene (Natural Line) was handed over to  UNIPETROL RPA, s.r.o.

The guarantee test of the part of the plant producing black polyethylene (Black Line) will be completed as soon as possible after the restrictions connected with the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. The unit for the production of natural polyethylene can work with 100% of the total name plate capacity of the PE3 unit.

The constructed PE3 unit is to ultimately produce a total of 270 th. tonnes per year of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and replaces the production of one of the two existing production units with a capacity of 120 th. tonnes per year. Thanks to the launch of the new installation, the production capacity of the Czech production plant in Litvinov will increase from 320 to 470 th. tonnes of  per year. The total cost of the investment is planned at ca. CZK 9.6 bn.

Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. is a company, in which 100% of shares is held by Unipetrol a.s. PKN ORLEN owns 100% shares in Unipetrol a.s.