SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Polymers Co has shut its Al-Jubail petrochemical complex for a 60-day periodic maintenance, its parent firm – Saudi Arabia’s National Petrochemical Co (Petrochem) said.
The turnaround started on 1 October, according to Petrochem, which owns 65% of Saudi Polymers, in a stock exchange filing on Sunday.
Petrochem said that the maintenance is scheduled every four to five years.
Saudi Polymers produces 1.165m tonnes/year of ethylene; 430,000 tonnes/year of propylene; 1.1m tonnes/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE); and 400,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP) at the site, according to ICIS data.
Saudi Polymers is 35%-owned by Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Company Limited –a wholly-owned subsidiary of US producer Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC.
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