15 April 2009 09:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co’s (Petro Rabigh) new cracker in Saudi Arabia is expected to restart today after an unscheduled shutdown due to a technical problem, a source close to the project said on Wednesday.
“The entire cracker complex was shut down three days ago due to a technical hiccup,” the source said.
The cracker, which started up on 8 April at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia feeds into a slew of downstream plants located at the same site.
Petro Rabigh’s cracker complex 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 complex also includes a 600,000 tonne/year MEG plant and a 350,000 tonne/year LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) facility.
Petro Rabigh is a $10bn (€7.6bn) joint venture between state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco and ?xml:namespace>
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