Saudi Kayan halts operations at Al-Jubail plants on technical snag

10 May 2012 05:17  [Source: ICIS news]

Al-Jubail complexSINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Kayan Petrochemical on 9 May stopped production at some of its plants at Al-Jubail in Saudi Arabia because of a technical failure, the producer said in a filing to the Saudi Stock Exchange late on Wednesday.

Among the plants that were taken off line are those producing high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP) and ethylene glycol (EG), the company said.

Saudi Kayan has a 400,000 tonne/year HDPE plant, a 350,000 tonne/year PP plant in Al-Jubail and a 650,000 tonne/year EG plant at the site.

The company also has an ethylene capacity of 1.48m tonnes/year at the site.

Saudi Kayan is 35%-owned by Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC.

Additional reporting by Ong Sheau Ling and Peh Soo Hwee

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