Equate shuts Kuwait MEG for 10-day maintenance

23 January 2008 08:11  [Source: ICIS news]

EquateSINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Equate Petrochemical Co has shut its 400,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Kuwait for a turnaround lasting around 10 days, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.


“The plant, which shut just earlier in the week, was due to a maintenance, but contract supplies would not be affected at all given sufficient inventories” said the source.


Equate’s MEG line is integrated with an 800,000 tonne/year cracker and it also produces 600,000 tonnes/year of PE at the same site at its petrochemical base of Shuaiba.


Dow Chemical and Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industry Co (PIC) each own a 42.5% stake in Equate, with the rest of the company held by affiliates to the state-owned Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC).


By: Salmon Aidan Lee
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