Saudi Kayan resumes operations at Al-Jubail plants after outage

14 May 2012 10:31  [Source: ICIS news]

Al-Jubail SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Kayan resumed production at its facilities in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia on 10 May – a day after announcing an outage because of a technical snag, the company said over the weekend.

In a filing to the Saudi Stock Exchange on 12 May, Saudi Kayan said that the pause on most of the company’s plants at the site was caused by a problem in the production of steam used in its manufacturing operations.

Among the plants that halted operations are Saudi Kayan’s 400,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, its 350,000 tonne/year PP plant in Al-Jubail and its 650,000 tonne/year ethylene glycol plant.

The company has yet to assess the financial impact of the outage, but expects it to be limited.

Publicly listed Saudi Kayan is 35% owned by Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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