Thailand’s ROC eyes cracker restart next week after repairs

13 November 2009 09:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Rayong Olefins (ROC), which runs Thailand’s largest naphtha cracker, plans to restart its 800,000 tonne/year unit next week after it was shut in early November for repairs, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The cracker was taken off line on 5 November after compressor issues forced the producer to reduce the plant operating rate to around 90% in mid-October.

ROC is a joint venture between Siam Cement  and US chemical giant Dow Chemicals.

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