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Petronas shut LDPE plant in Malaysia for maintenance

August 27/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- has taken off-stream its low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant for a maintenance turnaround, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Malaysia informed that the company has started turnaround at the plant last weekend. The plant is slated to remain off-line till the first week of October 2019.

Located at Kerteh in Terrenganu, Malaysia, LDPE plant has a production capacity of 255,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed earlier, Petronas plans to build a C6-based metallocene linear LDPE plant and a low density polyethylene (LDPE)/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) swing plant at its greenfield integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in southern Johor state in 2019. The proposed metallocene LLDPE will have a capacity of 350,000 tpa, while the LDPE/EVA will have a capacity of about 150,000 tpa. The two plants are part of Petronas" planned Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project in Pengerang at Johor.

Petronas, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is a Malaysian oil and gas company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia. The Group is engaged in a wide spectrum of petroleum activities, including upstream exploration and production of oil and gas to downstream oil refining; marketing and distribution of petroleum products; trading; gas processing and liquefaction; gas transmission pipeline network operations; marketing of liquefied natural gas; petrochemical manufacturing and marketing; shipping; automotive engineering; and property investment.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, EVA, LLDPE, LDPE, Petronas, Malaysia.
Category:General News
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