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Industries Qatar Q1 Shutdowns To Decrease From Year Ago

Industries Qatar Q1 Shutdowns To Decrease From Year Ago

The company will close its Qatar plants for a total of 158 days in the first three months of the year, compared to 292 days of closures in 2014.

Industries Qatar , the Gulf’s second-largest petrochemicals firm, plans several shutdowns of its plants in the first quarter of this year, it said on Tuesday.

The company will close its Qatar plants for a total of 158 days in the first three months of the year, compared to 292 days of closures in the same period of 2014.

IQ said actual downtime may vary from the schedule published on Tuesday.

Also in the first quarter, Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co said it would shut its newest facilities for scheduled maintenance, the Ras Laffan Olefins Co (RLOC) and Q-Chem II.

The ethylene unit will stop production for 40 days; high density polyethylene for 40 days; normal alpha olefins for 40 days; pygas, propane, butane and others for 40 days; caustic soda for 18 days; ethylene dichloride for 18 days; and vinyl chloride monomer for 45 days.

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