Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical Company “Yanpet” has resumed operations at its mono ethylene glycol (MEG) unit located in Yanbu, on the western coast of the Kingdom, Saudi web portal Argaam reported.
The company shutdown its 520,000 tonne per year in mid May for scheduled maintenance works, and it re-operated it in early July. The unit operates currently at full capacity.
Yanpet also operates another MEG unit at the same location with the production capacity of 380,000 tonne per year.
Yanpet is a 50/50 joint venture company by Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp “SABIC” and the US ExxonMobil. The company produces ethylene, polyethylene and MEG.
It started operation in 1985, and utilizes ethane, LPG and light naphtha as feedstock.