Plant status: Saudi Arabia’s SAMAC achieves higher operating rates for MMA plant

23 February 2018 10:32 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:

Name: Saudi Methacrylates Company (SAMAC)

Location: Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Product: Methyl methacrylate (MMA)

Capacity: 250,000 tonnes/year

Event start: Early December 2017

Event finish: Early February 2018

Reason: Unplanned maintenance

Comments: The MMA unit has achieved higher operating rates, according to a source close to the company.

The unit restarted in early February, following a shutdown due to equipment issues that initially occurred in early December. The plant had started up in November. The plant capacity is understood to be 250,000 tonnes/year.


By Kheng Wee Loy