20 September 2010 04:10 [Source: ICIS news]
The facility, which is located at Bandar Imam, was supposed to come on stream in November 2010, after it missed its original deadline of early 2009.
There was no clarity on when the plant would start up, said the first source.
"It could be early next year, or six months later, or not in 2011 at all. No one knows exactly," he said, but added that the plant was ready for start-up, with all the equipment in place.
According to a second source, the prolonged delay in starting up the plant was an offshoot of the latest sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the
"There seems to be some issue over the finetuning of the plant which is related to the sanctions," he said, without elaborating further.
Incidentally, the technology licensor for the plant is LyondellBasell, which had announced last month that it would cease all business ties with
Company officials were not available for comment.
Amir Kabir, formerly a subsidiary of
With additional reporting by Chow Bee Lin
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