Asian 2006 cracker shutdown schedule

04 November 2005 12:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--The Asian ethylene market looks set to be squeezed in the first half of next year. Click here for a full analysis of this heavy maintenance programme.

Listed below is a table of all plants in Asia, outside India and China, that are due for turnaround in 2006 based on ICIS-LOR survey of the industry.

Asian cracker shutdown schedule 2006 (capacity in tonne/year)

JAPAN

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown schedule in 2006


Asahi Kasei, Mizushima500,000

Mid-March/Mid-April 30 days


Showa Denko No.2, Oita650,000

Mid-March/22 April 45 days


Tosoh, Yokkaichi

530,000

End March/end April 20-30 days

Keiyo Ethylene, Chiba

770.000

7 May/12 June, 35 days

Mitsubishi, Kashima 1

410,000

Mid-May/mid June, 30 days

Osaka Petchems, Sakai

500,000

Mid July/mid August, 30 days

Tonen, Kawasaki

515,000

Mid-Aug/mid-Sep, 30 days

Idemitsu, Tokuyama

520,000

Mid September/end Oct, 30-40 days

SOUTH KOREA

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown schedule in 2006


*LG Petchems, Yeochon760,000

Early-May/end-June, 45 days


Samsung Total, Daesan

600,000

End-April/early-May 10-15 days

*SK no.2, Ulsan

670,000

Early-Oct/end-Oct, 30 days

*YNCC no.1, Yeochon

490,000

Early-Oct/end-Nov, 50 Days

TAIWAN

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown dates in 2006


Formosa no.1, Mai Liao

700,000

Mid-Sep/end-Oct, 45 days

CPC no.5, Kaohsiung

500,000

Early July/mid August, 40 days

CPC no.4, Kaohsiung

385,000

Early Oct/mid-Nov, 45 days

THAILAND

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown schedule in 2006


TPI, Rayong

350,000

Early Feb/early March, 30 days

Thai Olefins no.1, MTP

450,000

Mid-Sep/end Oct, 40 days

SINGAPORE

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown schedule in 2006


PCS no 2, Jurong Is.

600,000

Mid-July-end Aug, 35 days

INDONESIA

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown schedule in 2006


*Chandra Asri, Serang

520,000

Early Nov/mid Dec, 40 days

MALAYSIA

Company/Location

Capacity Shutdown schedule in 2006


*Titan no.1, Pasir Gudang270,000

Early-March/early-Apr, 30 days


Optimal, Kerteh

600,000

Early-Feb/end-Feb, 28 days

* indicates plant expansion and debottlenecking


By: Steve Tan
+65 6780 4359



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