Saudi's SEPC to shut HDPE unit in early February for maintenance

10 January 2011 13:40  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co (SEPC) plans to shut its 400,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in early February for maintenance, a source close to the company said on Monday.

"The plant will be shut for about three weeks,” the source said on the sidelines of the Arabplast exhibition in Dubai.

SEPC’s 400,000 tonne/year low density PE (LDPE) plant at the same site was not included in the February maintenance schedule, the source said.

SEPC is a joint venture involving National Industrialisation Co (Tasnee), which owns a 50.6% stake, Sahara Olefins Co with a 24.4% interest, and LyondellBasell which holds the remaining 25% of the company.

The four-day 10th Arab International Plastics and Rubber Industry Trade Show and Conference ends tomorrow.

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