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Kuwait’s Equate completes turnaround project at Shuaiba

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 06/01/2015 (11:31)
Kuwait’s Equate Petrochemicals has completed turnarounds at its production facilities in Shuaiba, Kuwait, according to market sources. The company had shut its one of its ethane crackers, one of its two MEG units and its entire PE plant for a month-long maintenance in November.

The company’s Shuaiba complex houses two ethane crackers with production capacities of 950,000 tons/year and 850,000 tons/year, a 300,000 tons/year LLDPE plant, a 525,000 tons/year HDPE unit and two MEG units with a total capacity of 1.2 million tons/year.

Meanwhile, Equate also completed the first phase of a debottlenecking project at its Shuaiba complex. The project is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2016. Through the project, the company aims to increase its PE capacity by 100,000 tons/year.
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