GPCA '13: NATPET PDH expansion hinges on feedstock supply

20 November 2013 14:28  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--National Petrochemical Industrial Co's (NATPET's) plans to expand its propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, will hinge on whether it is able to obtain sufficient propane feedstock, a company source said on Wednesday.

The source told ICIS at the sidelines of the 8th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals (GPCA) Forum in Dubai that the company was still awaiting government approval.

NATPET's PDH can produce around 400,000 tonnes/year of propylene but the company will need additional feedstock for its new derivative 100,000 tonne/year joint venture polypropylene (PP) compounding unit that is slated to come on stream in mid-2015.

The unit will be located near NATPET’s existing 400,000 tonne/year PP plant in Yanbu.

The GPCA 2013 Forum runs on 19-21 November.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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