13 July 2006 05:27 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Petrochemical Corp of Singapore (PCS) will shut its No 2 cracker for a turnaround on 24 July as planned, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
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The new olefins conversion unit, or metathesis unit, that was started up in May will be shut ahead of the cracker. This propylene plant will supply its 200,000 tonnes/year of output to a downstream polypropylene (PP) line that was recently converted from an existing lldPE plant.
PCS is a joint venture company between oil major Shell (50%) and Japan-Singapore Petrochemicals (50%), in which Sumitomo Chemicals is a major shareholder.
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