PIC starts maintenance work at fertiliser units

Kuwaiti company says maintenance will take 33 days and cost $17mn

Jehad Nasser al-Hajji, deputy managing director of fertilizer department at PIC.
Jehad Nasser al-Hajji, deputy managing director of fertilizer department at PIC.

Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) has started 33 days scheduled maintenance for its fertiliser plants, according to Jehad Nasser al-Hajji, deputy managing director of fertilizer department at PIC.

“We will spend US$17.98million on maintenance activities,” al-Anbaa newspaper quoted al-Hajji as saying. “Scope of work will include the checking of pipes and equipments, in addition to the replacement of 15 equipments at the fertiliser plant to maintain the same production capacity,” he added.

PIC produces one million tonnes of fertilises including urea and ammonia. “Our production capacity includes 50,000 tonnes per year of liquid ammonia and two granular urea trains with a production capacity of 3150 tonnes per day,” he noted. “We don’t have plans to expand further our fertilizer business,” he said.

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