Yanbu restarts units, says needs fuel for new line

Yanbu restarts units, says needs fuel for new line
Published: 28 December 2011

Saudi cement maker Yanbu Cement Co has restarted three of its four production lines nearly two months after a fuel shortage forced the company to halt operations, resulting in a loss of around SAR14.2m.

 

In October, Yanbu Cement said Saudi Aramco had not responded to its requests for additional fuel needed to commission the plant’’s fifth new production line. This caused the firm to divert fuel from its old units to test the new

production line.

 

Saudi Aramco said it continues to supply all the fuel oil contracted by Yanbu and no agreement was concluded in advance to secure extra supplies for the new line, thus absolving Aramco from responsibility