YNCC achieves on-spec ethylene production

11 December 2006 05:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Centre (YNCC), Asia’s biggest ethylene exporter, achieved on-spec ethylene production over the weekend after restarting its expanded No 1 naphtha cracker, Korean industry players said on Monday.

The 850,000 tonnes/year cracker at Yeocheon achieved on-spec production on Saturday, but not for propylene production, they added. This could not be confirmed with company officials.

The cracker was shut on 11 October for scheduled maintenance and expansion works and was restarted 8 December.

Most of YNCC’s newly expanded 350,000 tonnes/year ethylene capacity slated for export, while more than half of its new 180,000 tonnes/year propylene capacity would be exported to China, traders said.

By: Steve Tan
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