29 March 2011 03:43 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "NPRA '11: Saudi Kayan to start up ethanolamines unit in H1 2012" dated 29 March 2011, please read in the first paragraph ...100,000 tonne/year... instead of ...210,000 tonne/year... A corrected story follows.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--Saudi Kayan, an affiliate of SABIC, plans to bring its 100,000 tonne/year ethanolamines plant at Al-Jubail on stream in the first half of 2012, a senior SABIC official said late on Monday.
"It is quite possible that the plant will even start up in the earlier part of 2012," said Koos Van Haasteren, executive vice president for performance chemicals at SABIC.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the International Petrochemical Conference (IPC).
The company began trial operations at its new 260,000 tonne/year polycarbonate (PC) plant at the Al Jubail complex on 14 March, the company said on its website. The plant sources its feedstock from the company's 270,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) facility at the same site.
The 5m tonnes/year of chemicals produced at the Saudi Kayan complex include phenol, acetone, ethylene, propylene, benzene, ethylene glycol (EG), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), ethoxylates, choline chloride and dimethyl formamide (DMF).
Hosted by the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), the IPC continues through Tuesday.
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