Saudi’s Petro Rabigh restarts MEG plant after two-month shutdown

29 June 2011 07:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh) restarted its 600,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Rabigh in Saudi Arabia on 23-25 June after completing a two-month turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The plant was restarted on 23-25 June, and it is running at around full capacity at the moment,” the source told ICIS.

The restart was initially scheduled on 14 June, but it was delayed because of some technical issues at Petro Rabigh’s upstream cracker, the source said.

However, the source was unable to provide further details on the delay at the upstream cracker.

Petro Rabigh is a joint venture between Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco. Each party holds a 37.5% share in the company, while the remainder is listed on the Saudi stock exchange.

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By: Judith Wang
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