09 February 2004 06:16 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)—Saudi Polyolefins Co (SPC) is aiming to achieve commercial production at its propane-dehydrogenation-polypropylene (PDH-PP) project in ?xml:namespace>
The official said the company had resolved some initial startup problems on the new facility which had been mechanically completed. The facility will produce 450 000 tonne/year each of propylene and PP.
It was originally expected that SPC, a 25:75 joint venture between Basell and Saudi giant National Petrochemical Industrialisation Co (NPIC), would bring the facility onstream in January.?xml:namespace>
SPC said earlier that it planned to expand the PP plant by 250 000 tonne/year, based on propylene to be produced by NPIC, after the company starts up its planned cracker in H1 2007.
NPIC is planning a 1m tonne/year ethane/propane-based cracker project, also in Al-Jubail. Talks are being held with another local company, the Al-Zamil Group on a joint venture for the project.
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