22 November 2013 08:34 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s SABIC plans to start up its new 420,000 tonne/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Yanbu in January next year, a company source said late on Thursday.
The plant was originally expected to start up at the end of fourth-quarter in 2013.
Minor delays in construction had pushed back the plant’s start-up date, the source said.
SABIC has an existing 330,000 tonne/year PET plant at the site.
Meanwhile, the company will expand the capacities of its upstream paraxylene and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants that are also located in Yanbu.
After debottlenecking, the PX capacity will double to 400,000 tonnes/year, while the PTA capacity will increase to 600,000 tonnes/year from 350,000 tonnes/year currently, the source said.
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