06 May 2008 07:45 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)—Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC), Korea’s largest cracker operator, has yet again shut down its No 3 cracker due to a power failure, a company source said on Tuesday.
“The company had fed naphtha feedstock into the 400,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker last night and got on spec materials this morning, however due to a power failure, the cracker is shut again,” the source said.
“And now we are facing some mechanical problems for No 3 cracker too which makes it hard to say when it can be restarted again,” he added.
The 400,000 tonne/year cracker shutdown again at 11.10 am local time (0210 GMT) due to a power failure at the plant site.
YNCC had restarted the No 3 cracker last night and was producing on-spec materials at an operating rate of 50% this morning.
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