S Arabia’s PetroRabigh to shut LLDPE unit in Jan for maintenance

20 December 2012 09:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical (PetroRabigh) plans to shut its 600,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, in January for a three-week turnaround, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The plant had been running at low rates since early December because of technical issues.

The shutdown could be in early January or the second half of next month, the source said.

The company’s 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) line and a 700,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit at the same site were not included in the January turnaround schedule, he added.

The producer was not immediately available for comment.


By: Chow Bee Lin
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