Qatar’s Qatofin runs LLDPE plant at low rates after restart

12 August 2011 10:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Qatar’s Qatofin is currently running its 450,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant at Mesaieed at low rates after the unit restarted late last week, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The plant was taken off line on 12 July because of technical issues, which may not have been fully addressed during the shutdown, said the source, who declined to reveal the exact operating rate of the facility.

Qatofin is still building up LLDPE inventories and will continue offering spot cargoes in small quantities, the source said.

Qatofin is a joint venture between French firm Total Petrochemicals (36%) and Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) (63%). Qatar Petroleum (QP) holds the remaining 1% stake in Qatofin.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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