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Al Waha to Restart Propane Dehydrogenation Unit in April, Following Performance Test

8:14 AM MDT | March 29, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sahara Petrochemicals says its Al Waha Petrochemicals Co. subsidiary has completed a performance test on its propane dehydrogenation plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia and commercial operations will be resumed on April 1. The propane dehydrogenation plant has been offline following a rupture in an underground water pipe and a breakdown in one of the propane dehydrogenation unit's pumping devices. Al Waha is a joint venture in which Sahara has a 75% stake and LyondellBasell holds the balance. The Al Waha complex, commissioned at the end of 2009, is designed to produce...

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