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Kuwait's Equate Shuts Ethylene Unit for Repairs

Date : Jul 13, 2017

Kuwait's Equate Group said it was carrying out an unplanned shutdown of its Ethylene Unit 2 in the Gulf state due to a technical issue.


"Our preliminary assessment suggests resuming normal operations in about two weeks," the petrochemicals group president and chief executive, Mohammad Husain, said in a statement.


It said the unit has a production capacity of 850,000 metric tonnes annually. The output of other units, such as for ethylene glycol and polyethylene, was also affected, it added.