Saudi's Yansab complex in Yanbu back to normal ops after outage

27 August 2012 09:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Yanbu National Petrochemical Co (Yansab) said over the weekend its petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia has returned to normal operations on 24 August, following an outage at its cracker.

The cracker was shut on 17 August because of a technical failure, the company said in a filing to the Saudi Stock Exchange. The cracker has a 1.3m tonne/year ethylene capacity.

“This has led to a cessation of production in some units that depend on ethylene and propylene as feedstock. All units were restored back to normal operation on Friday 24th August 2012,” it said without providing further details.

“This temporary shutdown did not preclude the company commitment toward its customers,” Yansab said.

Yansab produces ethylene glycol, high density polyethylene, low linear density polyethylene, polypropylene, butane 1, butane 2, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) at the site.

The company said it expects the financial impact of the shutdown to be reflected in its third-quarter financial results.


By: Pearl Bantillo
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