Kuwait's EQUATE to shut Shuaiba MEG No 1 unit for six weeks

02 August 2012 09:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Kuwait’s EQUATE plans to shut its 550,000 tonne/year No 1 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Shuaiba for around six weeks following a fire that erupted near the facility, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

The plant was shut on 31 July this year as a safety precaution following the fire.

“The shutdown will be for approximately six weeks as a result of the fire," the source said.

"Production operations of other units are unaffected and ongoing,” said an unnamed company official quoted in a statement by EQUATE on Thursday.

The company also runs a 600,000 tonne/year No 2 MEG plant at the same site.

By: Becky Zhang
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