07 July 2008 03:58 [Source: ICIS news]
DUBAI (ICIS news)--Construction of Saudi International Petrochemical Co’s acetyls complex in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, has reached 94% completion, Sipchem CEO Ahmad A al-Ohali said on Sunday.
The plant was originally planned to come on-stream in the first quarter of 2009 but experienced manpower shortage during the course of construction, said Al-Ohali about the slight delay of the project.
The Al-Jubail plant will produce about 340,000 tonnes/year of carbon monoxide making it the largest such plant in the world, and about 460,000 tonnes/year of acetic acid/acetic anhydride and 330,000 tonnes/year of VAM.
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