Talke establishes logistics facility for the Czech corporation Unipetrol

Order volume of EUR 30 million: Unipetrol entrusts Talke with the planning and construction of a logistics facility in Litvinov

Talke establishes logistics facility for the Czech corporation Unipetrol

The Czech petrochemical corporation Unipetrol, a subsidiary of Polish Orlen Group, named Talke as general contractor for the construction of a logistics facility to handle and package an annual volume of 270,000 tons of polyethylene type HDPE3. The contract is part of a major project to build a new polyethylene production plant, which represents the biggest investment in the petrochemical industry of the Czech Republic with a total volume of around EUR 315 million.

The new logistics center includes the construction of 40 silos with a total capacity of 16,000 tons, the extension of the already existing packaging hall, as well as new offices, traffic and maneuvering areas and social facilities. The technical facilities include mobile installations for bag filling, pallet packaging and loading of bulk materials.

“The investment in the new polyethylene unit will help to contribute to greater integration of the petrochemical and refining production of Unipetrol. This will enable us to reach out for new industrial segments, like the cosmetic or packaging industry,” says Marek Switajewski, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unipol.  “The new logistics terminal helps to ensure the efficient and rapid delivery of our PE3 granule volume – which will be significantly larger in the future – to our target markets.”

The entire concept, which is realised by Talke under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, originates from a study previously executed by the chemical logistics expert. The completion of the construction/building is planned for the first half of 2018.

“We feel very honoured that Unipetrol has entrusted us with this project,” says Christoph Grunert, Director Logistics Europe at Talke. “With an order volume of about EUR 30 million, it is so far our biggest project of this kind in Europe. Furthermore it also proves our strategy true, to support the chemical and petrochemical industries with high-quality logistics consulting, design and engineering – along with our transport and logistics operations.”

The new polyethylene unit which is under construction since the beginning of June 2016, is being built under INEOS license.

The Talke Group (Hürth / Germany) is one of the leading international logistics service providers for the chemical and petrochemical industries. The core competencies of the company, which was founded in 1947, are the transport, storage and handling of hazardous and harmless materials in all states of aggregation. In addition, the logistics specialist also offers consulting, design and implementation of related structures, processes and systems.

Talke is active in Europe, the Middle East, India, China and the USA with a total of more than 2,400 employees. More than 2,600 tankers, dry bulk vehicles and containers as well as extensive special equipment are available for the services.