Saudi Polyolefins to restart Al-Jubail PP plants by 25 February

18 February 2011 06:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Polyolefins plans to restart one of its polypropylene (PP) plants at its Al-Jubail facility on 19 February and another plant on 25 February, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

“Suppy of PP will be restricted by the turnaround,” the source said.

The PP plants with a combined capacity of 720,000 tonnes/year were taken off line for maintenance on 5 February. Company officials were not available for comment.

No information was available on the expected restart of the propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Al-Jubail, from which the PP facility sources propylene feedstock. The PDH unit was shut on 7 February.

Saudi Polyolefins is a joint venture between National Industrialisation Co (Tasnee) and LyondellBasell.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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