Petro Rabigh's ethane cracker unit water pipes leak shutdown three days

Petro Rabigh shuts ethane cracker after water leakage

9:55 AM, 21st October 2013
Petro Rabigh's ethane cracker unit water pipes leak

RABIGH, SAUDI ARABIA: On 16 October 2013, Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh) experienced a leak in the water pipes that are connected to the ethane cracker unit. The unit was shut down in accordance to preventive and safety procedures and in prevention of any further technical faults to the unit. Maintenance work of the water pipes is currently in progress and startup of the ethane cracker will be in three days.

The shutdown is expected to have a negative financial impact on the Company’s fourth quarter results amounting to approximately 81 million Saudi Riyals ($21.6 million).


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