By Reem Shamseddine
Yanbu has restarted its gas-fed cracker following an unplanned shutdown.
Saudi-based Yanbu National Petrochemical Co (Yansab) on Sunday said it has restarted its gas-fed cracker following an unplanned shutdown.
Yansab is a 51 percent-owned unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), the world's largest petrochemicals firm.
The cracker went back to normal operations on Saturday, Yansab said in a statement on the Saudi bourse website citing its chairman, Mutlaq Al Morished. It did not specify at what production rates the cracker is operating.
The unit went offline on Sept. 10 due to a technical glitch. As a result, production dropped at some units that use ethylene and propylene as a feedstock, Yansab had said in a previous bourse filing.
Yansab, which started full commercial production in March has total annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes of petrochemical products. (Reuters)For all the latest UAE news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.