14 January 2010 09:29 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Morvarid Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Iran’s state-owned National Petrochemical Co, has postponed the start-up of its 500,000 tonne/year gas cracker at Assaluyeh due to technical issues, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
The cracker, also known as Olefins No 5, was initially planned to come on stream at the end of last year, but technical issues developed during the commissioning process and needed to be fixed, the source said.
“After the Morvarid cracker is up, we will bring the ethylene cargoes by vessel, as the pipeline is not ready yet,” the source added.
A 635,000 tonne/year caustic soda line is also part of the project.
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