27 August 2009 12:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Iran’s Mehr Petrochemical expects to restart its new 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Assaluyeh on 29 August following an unplanned shutdown, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
“The plant had to be shut down within weeks of its start-up due to problems at the central utilities unit at Assaluyeh,” the source said.
The source said another reason for the outage was the maintenance shutdown at Jam Petrochemical’s 1.32m tonne/year cracker, which supplies ethylene feedstock to Mehr.
The cracker was restarted on 21 August.
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