09 July 2007 08:42 [Source: ICIS news]
By Prema Viswanathan
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Jam Petrochemical is expected to start trial production at its 1.32m tonne/year cracker project at Assaluyeh later in the third quarter, a source close to the much-delayed project said on Monday.
“Intake of feedstock is set start by September. Commercial production will, however, begin only by December 2007, as per the last deadline,” the source added.
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The cracker, also known as Olefins No 10, was originally expected to be completed by end-2005.
The Arya Sasol cracker complex, also located at Assaluyeh, is expected to start up in the third quarter.
The project, also known as Olefins No 9, includes a low density PE (LDPE) unit and a medium density PE (MDPE)/HDPE plant, each with a capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year.
Arya Sasol is a joint venture between NPC and
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