12 November 2007 03:13 [Source: ICIS news]
Work on the project was going as scheduled and had reached its final stages, said Saleh bin Fahed el-Nuzha, director of the petrochemical complex, which is a joint venture of Tasnee Petrochemical, Germany's Basell and Sahara Olefins Co.
Engineering works have finished, and more than 92% of ethylene plant and 81% of the polyethylene project had been completed, he added.
Engineering works have finished and the start of the trial production will be in the second quarter 2008, El-Nuzha said.
The project will produce 1m tonnes/year of ethylene, 400,000 tonnes/year of PE and 280,000 tonnes/year of propylene.
El-Nuzha also said that the expansion works to expand Saudi Polyolefin Co’s polypropylene (PP) facility by 720,000 tonnes/year have reached 30%.
Saudi Polyolefin Co is another joint venture by Tasnee, Sahara Petrochemicals and Basell.
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