Kuwait's PIC to turnaround Shuaiba PP unit in mid-Feb

22 January 2009 06:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) plans to shut down its polypropylene (PP) unit at Shuaiba for a scheduled turnaround in mid-February, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

"The company will have very little material for export in February due to the impending shutdown and will only supply key customers," the source said.

PIC obtains its propylene feedstock from a fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit located at the adjoining Shuaiba refinery, run by Kuwait Petroleum Co (KPC). The FCC unit would also be shut down during the duration of the PP turnaround, the source added. The refinery, however, would continue to be operational during this period.

PIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of KPC.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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