Mideast producer to restart LDPE production after maintenance

16 April 2014 16:59  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), part of the Muntajat umbrella of companies, is expected to resume production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) from two of its plants within the next two days following maintenance, a source at the company said on Wednesday.

“Maintenance is almost finished, today or tomorrow it [production] will come back,” the source said.

The company has three LDPE plants in Mesaieed.

“Plant number three is running fine, plants one and two are due to come back at any time,” the source added.

ICIS reported on 11 February that Qapco planned to shut down its two 200,000 tonne/year LDPE plants from the end of February. The third LDPE line has the capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes/year.

Muntajat comprises nine production companies: Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC), Qafco, Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem), Q-Chem II, Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC), SEEF Limited, Qatofin Company Limited and  Ras Laffan Olefins Company Ltd (RLOC).

The companies used to operate as separate entities but are now consolidated under the Muntajat umbrella.

By: Jo Pitches
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