Saudi Polyolefins’ PP, PDH plants to restart end Jan

13 January 2009 10:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Polyolefins Co (SPC) is expected to restart its polypropylene (PP) and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plants at Al Jubail by the end of January following a five-week shutdown, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The 400,000 tonne/year PP and PDH plants were shut down in December for maintenance and to link up the PDH plant to SPC’s new PP plant at the same site, the source said. The new 250,000 tonne/year plant is expected to come on stream this quarter.

“As a result of the shutdown, the company’s PP exports have been severely curtailed this month,” the source said.

Saudi Polyolefins is a joint venture between Tasnee (National Industrialisation Co) and LyondellBasell.

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