03 November 2008 09:01 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co (PetroRabigh) will delay the start-up of its 600,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility to the middle of the first quarter of 2009, said a source from parent company Sumitomo Chemical on Monday.
The Sumitomo source declined to reveal the reason for the delay or the exact month of the first quarter when the MEG facility would commence operations.
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PetroRabigh had earlier announced that some plants in its $10bn refinery-petrochemical project would have to be delayed due to technical problems.
MEG is used to make polyester fibres and yarns and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) chips.
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