Vacuum gas oil hydro treating unit of Petro Rabigh undertakes planned shutdown

The shutdown started on 4 October 2017 and will last for a period of 32 days, with the unit returning to normal operation on 4 November 2017, once all necessary safety measures have been carried out in accordance with the required standards.

Petro Rabigh will also take advantage of the shutdown period to perform maintenance work on units that are integrated with the VGO.
Petro Rabigh will also take advantage of the shutdown period to perform maintenance work on units that are integrated with the VGO.

Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh) announced the planned shutdown of the vacuum gas oil hydro treating unit (VGO), in order to replace the unit's catalyst.

The shutdown started on 4 October 2017 and will last for a period of 32 days, with the unit returning to normal operation on 4 November 2017, once all necessary safety measures have been carried out in accordance with the required standards.

The company will also take advantage of the shutdown period to perform maintenance work on units that are integrated with the VGO.

The shutdown is not expected to have a significant financial impact as it was approved within the current year's operational and financial plan.

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