Saudi's Yansab shuts 1.3m tonne/year cracker on tech woes

15 September 2010 08:38  [Source: ICIS news]

A Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab) facilitySINGAPORE (ICIS)--Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab) shut its cracker in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on 10 September due to technical issues, the company said late on Tuesday.

The cracker, which has 1.3m tonne/year capacity, was expected to resume normal production within two weeks, it said in a disclosure to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Supplies to customers would not be affected by the shutdown, it added.

Yansab, a joint-stock company that is 51%-owned by petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), also operates downstream ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, polyethylene, polypropylene and aromatics units in Yanbu.

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By: Nurluqman Suratman

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