Saudi Methanol restarts Ar-Razi 5 methanol plant

13 January 2012 08:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Methanol will restart its 1.7m tonne/year Ar-Razi 5 methanol plant at Al-Jubail in Saudi Arabia by this weekend, a source at its parent firm SABIC said on Friday.

In the plant was shut for maintenance in the middle of December last.

Saudi Methanol is running its four other plants, Ar-Razi 1 to 4 with a combined capacity of 3.2m tonnes/year at “normal rates”, the source said.

The company has no maintenance plans for the four plants, the source added.

Saudi Methanol is a joint venture between SABIC, which owns a 50% stake, and the rest is owned by a Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi Chemical.

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By: Heng Hui
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