Kuwait's EQUATE restarts ethylene, MEG and PE units

18 July 2017 08:48 Source:ICIS News

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SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Kuwait's EQUATE said on Tuesday that its 850,000 tonne/year No 2 ethylene unit (EU2) in Shuaiba has been restarted following an outage earlier in the month.

“Operations at our EU2 have resumed normally in record time following repairs. 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,” EQUATE Group’s President & CEO Mohammad Husain said in a statement,

The No 2 ethylene unit is owned by the Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC), which is part of the EQUATE Group.

EQUATE and TKOC’s total MEG production in Kuwait is around 1.2m tonnes/year while the company’s PE capacity is 825,000 tonnes/year.

Additional reporting by Nurluqman Suratman

By Eric Su