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Yansab plans February turnarounds for EG, olefins plants in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

January 28/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Yansab plans February turnarounds for EG, olefins plants in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, said Chemweek.

700,000-metric tons/year EG plant to shut down 1 February for 21 days; olefins plant to shut on 5 February for 10 days. The firm, which is majority-owned by SABIC, intends to bring its ethylene glycol and olefis production plant down for 21 and 10 days on the 1 February and 5 February, respectively, the company said in a filing on Saudi exchange Tadawul.

The company has production capacity of 1.38m tonnes/year of ethylene and 400,000 tonnes/year of propylene at the site and 770,000 tonnes/year of ethylene glycols.

As MRC reported earlier, Yansab shut its high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) units for maintenance in early February, 2018. The planned outage was to remain in force for around 6-7 weeks. Located in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia the HDPE and LLDPE units have a production capacity of 400,000 mt/year each.

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia decreased in January-November 2020 by 17% year on year and reached 569,900 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest reduction in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia increased by 21% year on year to about 202,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

Yansab is the most recent SABIC, (Saudi Basic Industries Corp), affiliate in Saudi Arabia, and will be the largest Sabic petrochemical complex. It will have an annual capacity exceeding 4 million metric tons (MT) of petrochemical products including: 1.3 million MT (metric-tons) of ethylene; 400,000 MT of propylene; 900,000 MT of polyethylene; 400,000 MT of polypropylene; 700,000 MT of ethylene glycol; 250,000 MT of benzene, xylene and toluene, and 100,000 MT of butene-1 and butene-2.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, ethylene, propylene, Yansab.
Category:General News
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