Oman’s OCTAL restarts PET line in Salalah after turnaround

04 January 2013 06:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Oman's OCTAL has restarted one of its four polyethylene terephthalate (PET) lines, which was shut for repair and maintenance in early December 2012, a company source said on Friday.

"The line at Salalah, which was shut, has restarted," the company source said, without disclosing the date which the unit was brought onstream.

The source had previously said the PET line would be restarted in the second half of December.

The supply of the producer’s December cargoes to its customers would also not be disrupted, the source told ICIS in early December.

The source declined to disclose which of the four lines was shut.

Following an expansion in August last year, Octal’s PET capacity increased to 927,000 tonnes/year from 400,000 tonnes/year, making it the world’s largest PET producer.

By: Prema Viswanathan
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