Saudi's Yansab restarts 1.3m tonne/year cracker after outage

27 September 2010 03:40  [Source: ICIS news]

A Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab) facilitySINGAPORE (ICIS)--Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab) has restarted its 1.3m tonne/year cracker in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia over the weekend, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

The cracker resumed production on 25 September and was back to normal operations, it said in a disclosure to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). The plant was taken off line on 10 September due to technical issues.

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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