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October 21, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:40pm

SOCAR GPC Garadagh Complex, Azerbaijan

By Carmen

SOCAR GPC Garadagh Complex is an upcoming petrochemical complex located in Baki Sahari, Azerbaijan. The complex is expected to commence commercial operations in 2023 and is likely to have an annual petrochemical capacity of 1.4mtpa. The complex will use natural gas as its key feedstock. The plants in this complex are operated by Socar Gpc.

Details of key upcoming projects in SOCAR GPC Garadagh Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with some of the key upcoming plants including SOCAR GPC Garadagh Benzene Plant (0.04mtpa), SOCAR GPC Garadagh Butene-1 Plant (0.03mtpa), SOCAR GPC Garadagh Ethylene Plant (0.61mtpa), SOCAR GPC Garadagh Polyethylene Plant (Swing) (0.6mtpa), and SOCAR GPC Garadagh Propylene Plant (0.12mtpa).

The complex also includes SOCAR GPC Garadagh Hexene Plant for which the capacity information is not available/reported.

The technology and operator details for some of the key upcoming plants are as follows:

Plant NameOperatorTechnology
SOCAR GPC Garadagh Benzene PlantSocar Gpc
SOCAR GPC Garadagh Butene-1 PlantSocar GpcAxens Butene-1 Technology
SOCAR GPC Garadagh Ethylene PlantSocar GpcTechnipFMC Ethylene Technology
SOCAR GPC Garadagh Polyethylene Plant (Swing)Socar GpcUnivation Polyethylene Technology
SOCAR GPC Garadagh Propylene PlantSocar GpcTechnipFMC Propylene Technology

Key Products Capacity – SOCAR GPC Garadagh Complex, 2021-2030

The complex is expected to produce key products such as ethylene, polyethylene, propylene, benzene, and butene-1.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 43.6% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 0.61mtpa, followed by polyethylene and propylene with 42.9% (0.6mtpa) and 8.6% (0.12mtpa) respectively.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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