10 May 2012 10:39 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi’s Eastern Petrochemical (SHARQ) plans to conduct maintenance works at its 450,000 tonne/year No 1 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Jubail in the second half of May, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
The shutdown will last 25 days, the source said.
Meanwhile, the company has decided not to proceed with a planned 11-day shutdown at its 700,000 tonne/year No 4 MEG unit at the site this month, the source said.
SHARQ officials could not be reached for comment on the issue.
The company is a joint venture between Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC and a consortium of Japanese companies led by Mitsubishi Corp.
It operates four MEG lines with a total nameplate capacity of 2.1m tonnes/year in ?xml:namespace>
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