Kuwait's PIC defers Shuaiba PP turnaround to March

19 February 2009 03:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) has deferred a scheduled turnaround at its polypropylene (PP) plant at Shuaiba by two weeks to early March, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The 120,000 tonne/year plant was earlier expected to begin the three-week maintenance shutdown in mid-February.

"The reason for the slight delay is the postponement of a shutdown at the FCC (fluid catalytic cracker) unit which provides propylene feedstock to PIC," the source said.

The FCC unit is located at the adjoining Shuaiba refinery, run by Kuwait Petroleum Co (KPC).

PIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of KPC.

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