01 August 2011 07:38 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SABIC will shut its three monoethylene glycol (MEG) plants for maintenance from the middle of September, a source close to the company said on Monday.
SABIC subsidiary Jubail United Petrochemical Co (JUPC) will shut down its 640,000 tonne/year No 2 in Jubail from mid-September for around 35 days, the source said.
Meanwhile, Eastern Petrochemical Co’s (Sharq) 450,000 tonne/year No 3 plant at Jubail will shut down in October for around 10 days, the source said.
Sharq’s No 2 unit, which has a capacity of 450,000 tonnes/year, will be shut in December for around 10 days, the source added.
The turnarounds had originally been scheduled for the first half of the year but were postponed as SABIC had low inventories.
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