Saudi’s SABIC eyes turnaround at PP unit in February or March 2013

22 November 2012 10:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi petrochemical major SABIC plans to shut one of its affiliated polypropylene (PP) units for a month of scheduled maintenance in either February or March in 2013, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year, is owned by Ibn Zahr (Saudi European Petrochemical Co) and it is located in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

“Despite this turnaround, we will meet our customers’ requirements from our other affiliated plants,” the source said.

At the same site, Ibn Zahr’s two other PP facilities that have a capacity of 320,000 tonnes/year each, will continue to operate during the maintenance period. 

SABIC has an 80% stake in Ibn Zahr.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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