Saudi’s SABIC plans week-long shutdown at PP plant in early March

27 February 2012 10:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SABIC plans to shut one of its polypropylene (PP) facilities at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in March for a week of scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

The affected PP plant is one of the smaller units of Ibn Zahr (Saudi European Petrochemical Co), with a nameplate capacity of 320,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

SABIC’s other PP units will continue to run at full tilt during the shutdown, the source said.

Currently, all SABIC’s PP plants are running at 100%, the source said.

“The shutdown is brief, so our sales allocations for March are not much affected,” the source said.

SABIC markets PP from the following plants:

Company

Product

Nameplate capacity (kt/year)

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co

PP

350

Ibn Zahr

PP

320

PP

320

PP

500


By: Ong Sheau Ling
+65 6780 4359



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