SABIC to shut three MEG units for turnarounds from September

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.

Sharq is a joint venture between SABIC and a consortium of Japanese companies led by Mitsubishi Corp.

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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