Ras Lanuf restarts polyethylene production
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 9 October 2019:
Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Manufacturing Company announced yesterday that its polyethylene plant finally started production after a seven-year interruption.
It reported that its first production line started at full production capacity, estimated at about 240 tons per day at a rate of 80,000 tons per year. The packaging of production into bags also started.
In a congratulatory telephone message, National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla congratulated employees of the company for what he referred to as an impressive achievement and praised all their efforts in order to reach this historic and important moment defying many obstacles.
The Ras Lanuf ethylene plant had been inactive since 2011, and the polyethylene plant had been suspended since 2013. The plants were awaiting necessary maintenance and the re-commissioning of the refinery to provide the necessary feedstock raw material.