Kuwait’s PIC plans debottlenecking at PP plant

19 February 2008 11:55  [Source: ICIS news]

PIC debottlenecks PPSINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) plans to debottleneck its 120,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Shuaiba by up to 30,000 tonnes/year in September or October, a source close to the project said on Tuesday.


PIC would utilise propylene feedstock from the Equate cracker due to go on stream at the same time, the source added.


“There will be 30,000 tonnes/year of propylene available once the ethane cracker comes up, which can be used for the PP expansion,” the source said.


Dow Chemical and PIC each own a 42.5% stake in Equate, with Boubyan and Qurain holding the remaining 9% and 6% respectively. PIC is a fully owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Co (KPC).

By: Prema Viswanathan
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