Qatar's QAPCO to start up LDPE-3 unit on 20-21 June

20 June 2012 08:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) will start up its 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant, or LDPE-3, at Mesaieed in Qatar on 20-21 June, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The source did not specify the reason for the delay from the previous target start-up date of end-May.

“The [new] plant should be starting up later today or latest by tomorrow,” the source said.

“We will not ship out material for sales in July but instead from August. It is better for us to build up some inventories prior to the first sales,” the source said.

QAPCO's two existing 200,000 tonne/year LDPE units at the same site are operating at 100% of capacity, the source added.


By: Ong Sheau Ling
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