Q-Chem to shut HDPE unit for turnaround in February or March

02 February 2012 20:30  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS)--Qatar Chemicals (Q-Chem) is scheduled to shut one of its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plants at Mesaieed, Qatar, in February or March for a month-long tunaround, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The shutdown will take place at the larger HDPE unit of 450,000 tonnes/year, while the smaller unit continues to run normally, the source said on the sidelines of the 8th PlastIndia exhibition and conference being held in New Delhi from the 1–6 February.

Q-Chem has two HDPE plants at Mesaieed, which have a total nameplate capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year, he added.

A company official could not be reached for comment.

Q-Chem is a joint venture between US-based Chevron Phillips Chemical and state-owned Qatar Petroleum.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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