12 May 2008 10:47 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) will ramp up operating rates at its No 2 and No 3 crackers to 100% on Tuesday morning, a source from the company said.
"We have fixed all the furnaces in No 2 & 3 crackers, except for one in No 3. However, we will be able to run both crackers at maximum operating rate by tomorrow," the source added in Korean.
A last furnace in the 550,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker would be restarted Tuesday morning but the 400,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker still had one furnace that required repairs and could be fixed and restarted by 25 May, he said.
YNCC’s 850,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker had to be shut down again due to filter problems in its water towers. The company expected the cracker to be up again later this week.
YNCC had cancelled three cargoes for May delivery, estimated at 7000-8000 tonnes due to the unexpected shutdown of its No 1 cracker.
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