24 June 2009 05:03 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Fujian Refining and Petrochemical Co (FREP) has delayed the start up of a new 800,000 tonne/year steam cracker to first half of August due to ongoing construction works, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.
“The cracker is not ready,” he said in Mandarin, adding that it was initially slated to start up in June.
Commercial production at derivative polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) lines at the same site was also pushed back to second half July or August due to technical issues, company sources had said earlier.
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Fujian Petrochemical is a 50:50 joint venture between the
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