25 March 2006 15:38 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--The start-up of Jam Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Iran’s National Petrochemical Co (NPC), has been delayed by one or two months and will now be undertaken in the August-September period, a source close to the project said on Saturday.
The postponement is due to a delay in the completion of an associated cooling water project, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
This is the second time the start-up of the project has been delayed. The 1.32m tonne/year cracker at Assaluyeh - also known as Olefins No. 10 - was originally expected to be completed by the end of 2005. The start-up date was later postponed to July 2006.
Pre-commissioning work at the 300,000 tonne/year high-density polyethylene (hdPE) plant downstream of the Jam cracker is already under way, the source said.
Other downstream projects at the complex include 300,000 tonne/year of linear low-density polyethylene/high-density polyethylene (lldPE/hdPE), 440,000 tonne/year of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and 300,000 tonne/year of polypropylene (PP).
The cooling water plant being built by Mobil Petrochemical was to have been completed in March. The plant is to provide 384,000 cubic metres/hour of cooled water.No-one at Jam or Mobil was immediately available to make an official comment.
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