Railway operator UNICON 1520 (part of Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company”) has won a tender with major polyvinyl chloride producer RusVinyl, a joint enterprise between Russia's SIBUR Holding and Belgian company Solvay. The agreement signed outlines the transportation of sodium hydroxide over a period of two years.
According to the agreement between the two parties, UNICON 1520 will provide RusVinyl with a fleet of tank containers on flat cars to facilitate the transportation of sodium hydroxide for use in paper, metal and food production in addition to other sectors. The region covered by the agreement includes the territory of Russia, with port access via Finland and the Baltic states.
Victor Ivanov, Executive Director at UNICON 1520, commented: “RusVinyl is a fast-growing enterprise, today numbering among Russia's leaders in polyvinyl chloride production. This partnership will provide us with new shipping opportunities within the plastics industry.”
Andrey Zhukov, Director of Logistics at RusVinyl, said: “This partnership will simplify our logistics operations and give a further boost to our market competitiveness.”