Kayan ready for commercial production by end of Q2

Company started large plants earlier

Last August, KBR confirmed the start-up of the 1.35m t/y ethane cracker.
Last August, KBR confirmed the start-up of the 1.35m t/y ethane cracker.

Kayan Petrochemical Company “Kayan” is expected to start commercial production at its complex located on Jubail industrial city by the end of the second half this year, according to Mohamed al-Mady, CEO of SABIC, the parent company of Kayan.

“We expect the start of the commercial phase of all Kayan’s projects by the end of the second quarter,” al-Mady said.

Kayan includes 16 plants, with an expected capacity of 6 million tonnes of petrochemical products including polycarbonate, which will be produced for the first time in the region.

The company said in early June that the “big plants” of the project were supposed to go on stream in early July, while smaller plants are due by year end.

Last August, KBR confirmed the start-up of the 1.35m t/y ethane cracker.

SABIC controls 35% of Kayan, which is considered as the largest petrochemical complex in the world.

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