EQUATE resumes normal ops at ethylene unit after shutdown

Author: Nurluqman Suratman


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--EQUATE has restarted its ethylene unit 2 (EU2) following a brief unplanned shutdown due to technical reasons last week, the Kuwait-based producer said on Tuesday.

"Operations at our EU2 have resumed normally... following repairs," EQUATE group president and CEO Mohammad Husain said.

"Both the ethylene glycol (EG) and polyethylene (PE) plants in Kuwait have returned to the usual production levels as they were impacted by the temporary shutdown of EU2," he said.

The EU2 has a production capacity of 850,000 tonnes/year and is owned by The Kuwait Olefins Co, which is part of the EQUATE group.