Sipchem Halts Operations at its ICC and SCC Plants for Maintenance
- 02-Feb-2021 4:00 PM
- Journalist: Robert Hume
Sahara International Petrochemical Company commonly known as Sipchem has announced a scheduled turnaround at some of its petrochemical plants beginning from 1st February. The turnaround is scheduled to last for next 6 days at its polymer plant at International Polymer (IPC) whereas for 16 days at its Ethyl Acetate plant at Sipchem Chemicals (SCC).
IPC collectively holds an annual production capacity of 200000 tonnes per year of Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Polypropylene (PP). While SSC encompasses a total swing capacity of 100000 tonnes per year of Ethyl Acetate and Butyl Acetate.
The Saudi-Arabia based petrochemical company stated that it has already taken the required measures to abate any hurt to consumer sentiments during the plant outages. As per ChemAnalyst, “The maintenance turnaround by Sipchem will aid the company in enhancing the reliability and will thus enable it to meet its foresight operational plans.”
Sipchem is primarily a producer of polymers, Acetic Acid and Methanol. In 2019, the company merged with Sahara Petrochemicals which is a renowned supplier of Polypropylene to the Asian and European markets. Following the merger, Sipchem indulged in the operations of a 468000 tonnes per year Propane Dehydrogenation Unit.