Saudi Arabia’s SABIC plans SHARQ EG No 3 turnaround in late April

11 April 2013 08:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SABIC building (source: SABIC)SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabian petrochemical major SABIC is planning to conduct maintenance at its joint venture Eastern Petrochemical (SHARQ)’s No 3 ethylene glycol (EG) plant in Al Jubail late this month, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The maintenance will last 20-25 days, the source said.

The plant has a nameplate EG capacity of 450,000 tonne/year.

“It is a planned shutdown and has little impact on supply [to customers],” the source said.

SHARQ is a joint venture between SABIC and Saudi Petrochemical Development and a consortium of Japanese firms led by Mitsubishi Corp.

Separately, SABIC is currently in the process of restarting its 650,000 tonne/year EG plant in Al Jubail that is operated by its subsidiary, Saudi Kayan, the source said.

The plant was shut on 10 February for 10 weeks of routine maintenance and technical repairs.

By: Becky Zhang
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