PCS plans metathesis unit restart in one week

18 October 2007 11:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Petrochemical Corp of Singapore (PCS) is planning to restart its metathesis unit in about week’s time after a brief maintenance shutdown, a company source said on Thursday.


The source did not specify the original schedule for the shutdown at the unit, which has a propylene capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year and is the first of its kind in southeast Asia. Impact on the downstream polypropylene (PP) line had been minimal, the source added.


This is not the first maintenance shutdown experienced at the complex, also known as an olefins conversion unit, which first came on stream in May last year.


PCS is a joint venture company of oil major Shell (50%) and Japan-Singapore Petrochemicals (50%), in which Sumitomo Chemicals is a major shareholder.

By: Gina Myung
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