10 June 2008 15:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Arabia's National Petrochemical Industrial Co (NatPet) expects to start up its polypropylene (PP) and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project in the second half of July, a source close to the project said on Tuesday.
The project at Yanbu, which was originally scheduled to start up in January 2008, was postponed due to "construction and equipment installation delays" which are being overcome, the source added.
The company will produce copolymers in addition to homopolymers, using Basell's Spheripol technology. Propylene for the 400,000 tonne/year PP plant will be procured from the PDH plant of the same capacity at Yanbu.
Noble Resources, a global supply chain manager of polymer resins, is also an investor in the project.
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