04 November 2002 05:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--Korea Kumho Petrochemical is conducting a feasibility study to expand its 120 000 tonne/year butadiene plant in Yeochon, South Korea, a company official told CNI's sister publication ACN.
The official declined to give details on the additional capacity or the scheduled startup of the project.
But he said the project would only be pursued if the company is able to source feedstock. He added that the company is considering sourcing feedstock from Honam Petrochemical or Yeochun NCC (YNCC).
Honam operates a 700 000 tonne/year cracker at Yeochon, South Korea. YNCC is planning to debottleneck its No1 cracker, also at Yeochon, to 480 000 tonne/year from 450 000 tonne/year in March 2003.
Kumho completed the expansion of its 60 000 tonne/year butadiene unit in Ulsan, South Korea, to 70 000 tonne/year earlier this month.
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