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PetroRabigh has no plans to overhaul LLDPE plant

June 28/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Saudi Arabias Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co (PetroRabigh) has no overhaul schedule for its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant at the moment, according to CommoPlast with reference to market sources.

The company operates two lines at this plant: No. 1 line can produce 250,000 mt/year of LLDPE, whereas No. 2 line can manufacture 350,000 mt/year of material.

As MRC wrote previously, in early May, 2020, the company resumed operations at its No. 1 and 2 LLDPE units in Rabigh after maintenance, with began in early March, 2020.

Besides, the company has a 300,000 tons/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit and a 160,000 tons/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at the same site.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, April LLDPE shipments to the Russian market increased to 56,810 tonnes from 35,810 tonnes a year earlier. Local producers raised their PE output. LLDPE shipments to the market were 132,470 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 4% year on year.  

PetroRabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Japan's Sumitomo Chemical, has an annual output capacity of 18 million tonnes of refined products and 2.4 million tonnes of petrochemicals. Thus, the complex currently has a cracker to produce 1.6-million t/y of ethylene, as well as downstream production of polyethylene, polypropylene, propylene oxide, ethylene glycol and butene-1.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
Category:General News
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