Saudi’s SHARQ ramps up LLDPE units after restart on 19 May

22 May 2012 09:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Eastern Petrochemical Company (SHARQ) is ramping up both its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plants in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, this week following a brief scheduled maintenance, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The two LLDPE facilities, with a combined nameplate capacity of 750,000 tonnes/year, were restarted on 19 July after a week-long turnaround, he said.

However, the company’s two high density PE (HDPE) units, each with a nameplate capacity of 400,000 tonnes/year, were running at full capacity during the shutdown of LLDPE plants, he added.

SHARQ is a joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Saudi Petrochemical Development Company (SPDC), a consortium of Japanese companies led by the Mitsubishi Corporation.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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