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Al-Waha completes unplanned maintenance turnaround at PDH plant in Jubail

April 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sahara International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) says its Al-Waha subsidiary has completed a scheduled periodic turnaround maintenance at its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia, reported Chemweek.

Start-up activities began on 1 April 2020. The turnaround will enhance the reliability of the plant and allow it to achieve its future operational targets.
Financial impact of the turnaround will be reflected in the companys first-quarter 2020 financial results.

Al-Waha combined an unplanned maintenance, announced on 3 March, with a scheduled turnaround. The complex is designed to produce 467,000 metric tons/year of propylene and 450,000 metric tons/year of polypropylene (PP).

As MRC wrote previously, Al Waha Petrochemicals shut its PP plant for a maintenance turnaround from 27 December 2019 to 8-9 January 2020.

Propylene is the main feedstock for the production of PP.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market were 192,760 tonnes in January-February 2020, down by 6% year on year. Homopolymer PP accounted for the main decrease in imports.

Established in 1999, Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) manufactures and markets methanol, butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, acetic acid, acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate monomer. Besides, it has launched several down-stream projects to manufacture ethylene vinyl acetate, low density polyethylene, ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, cross linkable polyethylene, and semi conductive compound.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, homopolymer PP, propylene, Al Waha Petrochemicals, Sipchem, Russia, Saudi Arabia.
Category:General News
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