Saudi Arabia’s Petrokemya shuts down HDPE, LLDPE units

27 February 2013 08:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Arabian Petrochemical Co (Petrokemya), a wholly owned affiliate of SABIC, shut its polyethylene facilities in Jubail earlier this week for a planned maintenance, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The facilities consist of a 400,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant and a 400,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) plant.

The company’s No 3 cracker with around 800,000 tonnes/year of capacity is also shut down, the source added.

The facilities and cracker will be shut for three weeks and are expected to be back on line in the middle of March, according to the source.

Additional reporting by Peh Soo Hwee

By: Muhamad Fadhil
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