29 May 2008 03:07 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news) – Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI) has shut both its styrene monomer (SM) plants in Merak due to a power outage, a source from the company who was in Singapore to attend the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), said on Thursday.?xml:namespace>
“The plants were shut due to a power outage yesterday and the government has indicated that power could be restored only by Thursday noon,” the source said.
The company’s 250,000 tonne/year No 2 SM unit was restarted on Tuesday after a turnaround and the 100,000 tonne/year No 1 SM unit was scheduled to be shut for maintenance in late June.
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APIC, held over two days in Singapire this year, ended on Wednesday.
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