Saudi Polyolefins runs Al-Jubail PP plant at less than 50%

05 September 2012 11:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Polyolefins Co (SPC) is currently running its polypropylene (PP) plant in Al-Jubail at less than 50% because of a lack of feedstock propylene, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant, consisting of two lines, has a nameplate capacity of 720,000 tonnes/year. The plant will run at this reduced capacity for two days, the source said.

An upstream propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit that provides the propylene feedstock to the PP plant had a technical problem, the source said.

“One of the [two] reactors in one of the [PP] lines has stopped because of the propylene shortage,” the source said.

Production loss will be minimal, the source said.

“Our customers will not be affected,” he added.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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