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