Oman Polypropylene to restart plant on 21 November

20 November 2009 09:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Oman Polypropylene plans to restart its polypropylene (PP) plant in Sohar on 21 November following an eight-day unscheduled shutdown, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The 340,000 tonne/year plant was taken off line "due to technical problems at the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit which provides feedstock propylene to the PP plant", the source said.  The FCC unit will also restart tomorrow.

The outage has tightened PP supply in the Middle East, traders said.

Oman Polypropylene officials were not immediately available for comment.

Oman Oil owns a 40% stake in the PP maker, while LG International, Gulf Investment and International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) each hold a 20% stake in Oman Polypropylene.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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