13 July 2012 09:29 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant, located in Jubail, was restarted in mid-June after around two months of shutdown to address some mechanical problems at the unit’s reactor.
“The operation at the unit is not so well after the restart, but the problem is not that serious,” one of the sources said.
The August shutdown is expected to last around 10 days, he added.
JUPC’s 640,000 tonne/year No 2 MEG plant at the same site in Jubail that was shut in mid-May because of the same mechanical issues as the No 1 unit, is expected to be restarted at the end of July, slightly behind the original schedule in late July, the source said.
The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's petrochemical major SABIC.
“The impact on supply is limited as SABIC has stocked up on sufficient inventories to ensure regular supplies to its term customers,” said a major regional trader.
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