26 February 2009 10:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Polyolefins Co has delayed the start-up of its new 270,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) line in Al Jubail by two weeks to the middle of March, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
"The delay is mainly due to technical problems while connecting the new line to the existing PP complex at Al Jubail,” the source said. The line had been due to start up by the end of February.
The company currently operates two PP lines with a combined capacity of 450,000 tonnes/year. With the start-up of the new line, the company’s PP capacity at Al Jubail will increase to 720,000 tonnes/year.
Saudi Polyolefins is a joint venture between Tasnee (National Industrialisation Co) and LyondellBasell. SEPC is a joint venture between Sahara Olefins Co (24.4%), Tasnee (50.6%) and LyondellBasell (25%).
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