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SEPC to shut PE plants for scheduled turnaround on 23 May

May 18/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC), a subsidiary of Tasnee, is planning to start a routine maintenance at its polyethylene (PE) in Jubail on 23 May, 2021, according to CommoPlast with reference to market sources. 

A 400,000 tons/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and a 400,000 tons/year of low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant will be shut for a turnaround for about 27 days.

The company also operates a cracker that produces 1 million tons/year of ethylene and 285,000 tons/year of propylene at the same site, which will be also taken-off line for maintenance during the stated above period.

As MRC informed before, Saudi Arabia's National Industrialization Company, or Tasnee, had announced a curtailment of feedstock to petrochemical affiliates in varying proportions by an average of 41% due to the attacks on key Saudi Aramco facilities on Saturday, 14 September 2019. Tasnee owns a majority stake in Saudi Polyolefins Company and Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 576,270 tonnes in the first three month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased.

SEPC is a joint venture between Tasnee, Sahara Petrochemical Company, and LyondellBasell.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, propylene, LDPE, HDPE, ethylene, LyondellBasell, Sahara Petrochemical, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company, Tasnee, Russia, Saudi Arabia.
Category:General News
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