Monday, February 18, 2008

SEPC to start operations at 1 mln tpa cracker in H2-2008

Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co (SEPC) plans to start operations at a 400,000 tpa high density polyethylene (HDPE) facility and a 1 mln tpa cracker by the end of August 2008. To be located in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, the company will start up a 400,000 tpa low density polyethylene (LDPE) facility a month later. SPEC will also manufacture 280,000 tpa propylene, which will serve as feedstock to an expansion of a 450,000 tpa polypropylene (PP) unit, operated by Saudi Polyolefins Co.

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