10 March 2009 09:59 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Arabia’s Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co (Petro Rabigh) is in the process of starting up its 1.25m tonne/year cracker at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.
“The cracker should be started up this month followed by the derivatives,” he said.
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Petro Rabigh is a $10bn (€7.9bn) joint venture between state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco and
The company’s derivative operations at the complex include a 600,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant and a 350,000 tonne/year LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) facility.
The complex also houses a 300,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE) line, a 250,000 tonne/year easy processing PE (EPPE) unit and a 700,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.
The start-up schedule for the derivative operations was not available.
($1 = €0.79)
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