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.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections