Saudi’s Al-Waha restarts Jubail PP plant

25 February 2013 02:37  [Source: ICIS news]

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waha Petrochemical CoSINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi’s Al-Waha Petrochemical Co has restarted its polypropylene (PP) plant in Saudi Arabia after an outage because of technical problems, according to a statement on the Saudi Stock Exchange by its affiliate Sahara Petrochemicals Co on 24 February.

“All the necessary maintenance work of [the] plant have been completed and it has also initiated the necessary steps to restart the operation and production units,” the statement said.

According to ICIS data, the plant in Jubail has an operating capacity of 450,000 tonnes/year.

All production units were unexpectedly shut down on 14 February after a sudden technical interruption of its water cooling system.

Al Waha was established in September 2006 as a limited liability joint venture company between Sahara and LyondellBasell.


By: Muhamad Fadhil
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