Taiwan’s CPC postpones No 5 cracker turnaround to 2011

13 November 2009 08:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwanese state-owned cracker operator Chinese Petroleum Corp (CPC)  has postponed a turnaround at its largest cracker to 2011, a company official said on Friday.

“We decided to carry out maintenance once every three years in line with the practice by some of the other cracker operators in the region,” he said in Mandarin.

The 500,000 tonne/year No 5 cracker in Kaohsiung was initially slated to be shut in July-August next year for maintenance.

Separately, the source said a turnaround at its 385,000 tonne/year No 4 cracker in Linyuan was still scheduled for November-December 2010.

CPC’s smallest cracker – the 230,000 tonne/year No 3 unit in Linyuan – is currently undergoing maintenance until mid-December, he added.

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