Saudi's Al Waha to restart Al Jubail PP plant on 4 June

03 June 2010 08:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Arabia-based Al-Waha Petrochemical Co expects to restart its polypropylene (PP) unit in Al-Jubail on 4 June after a week-long outage, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 450,000 tonnes/year, was shut last week due to technical issues, the source said.

"The issue seems to have been resolved now and the plant should restart by Friday," he said.

The outage had aggravated the PP supply tightness in the Middle East market, traders said.

Al Waha is a 75:25 joint venture between Sahara Petrochemical Co and LyondellBasell.

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