S Arabia’s PetroRabigh to shut down ethane cracker for maintenance

22 April 2013 03:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia's Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical (PetroRabigh) will shut down its 1.3m tonne/year ethane cracker from Monday till May 3 for maintenance, the company said in a statement over the weekend.

The company will also shut down other derivative units integrated to the cracker, according to the statement.

Downstream facilities at the site in Rabigh include a 600,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant, a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) line, a 700,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit and a 600,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant.

The statement did not reveal whether the shutdown was planned or unplanned.

According to the statement, the shutdown is expected to “impact its financial results for the second quarter of 2013”.

No other details were immediately available.

Additional reporting by Peh Soo Hwee

By: Muhamad Fadhil
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