Saudi Kayan starts commercial operations

05 October 2011

Petrochemicals complex in Saudi Arabia starts production at its Jubail complex

Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (Kayan) has started commercial operations from most of its plants at its complex in Jubail.

The company’s 350,000 tonne-a-year (t/y) polypropylene plant, 400,000 t/y polyethylene plant, 260,000 t/y polycarbonate plant and 566,000 t/y ethylene glycol plant have all now started production, according to a statement on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul).

The complex has an overall capacity of 4 million t/y. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) owns a 35 per cent stake in the complex with Kayan itself owning 20 per cent. The remaining 45 per cent is listed on the Tadawul.

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