10 September 2012 06:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Borouge plans to shut its polyolefins facilities at Ruwais, ?xml:namespace>
At Borouge 1 complex, the company’s polyethylene (PE) plant, which consists of two lines of linear low density PE (LLDPE) – each with a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year – will be shut in this December, the source said.
At Borouge 2 complex, meanwhile, its 540,000 tonne/year high density polyolefin (HDPE) unit and its 800,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant will be shut from February 2013, the source added.
The PP facility has two lines with a nameplate capacity of 400,000 tonnes/year each, the source said.
Bourouge has yet to determine the duration of the plants’ shutdown, the source said, but added that typically, maintenance lasts about a month.
“The turnarounds are to support Borouge's value creation through innovation strategy as they will provide increased opportunity for the production of value-added grades, such as ready-made pressure pipe compounds for the expanding quality conscious infrastructure market,” the source said.
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