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Saudi Yansab shuts PP and PE plants for maintenance

February 05/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), part of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), is planning to shut its polypropylene (PP) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant today (5 February 2021) for a planned turnaround, reported CommoPlast with reference to market sources.

Based in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, the company has PP and LLDPE plant with production capacity of 400,000 tons/year each.

Both plants are expected to remain off-stream for 10-15 days.

As MRC informed earlier, Yansab shut its high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) units for maintenance in early February, 2018. The planned outage lasted 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 ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,220,640 tonnes in 2020, up by 2% year on year. Only shipments of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) increased. At the same time, polypropylene (PP) shipments to the Russian market reached 1 240,000 tonnes in 2020 (calculated using the formula: production, minus exports, plus imports, excluding producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020).

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.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) ranks among the world's top petrochemical companies. The company is among the world's market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Sabic, Yansab, Russia, Saudi Arabia.
Category:General News
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