China’s Maoming PC to restart No 2 cracker in early Feb

25 January 2010 08:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China-based Maoming Petrochemical expects to restart its 640,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker at Maoming in early February, a company source said on Monday.       

The cracker had been shut for nearly 40 days for a scheduled turnaround, the source at the Sinopec subsidiary said.

Ethylene supply in the local south China market had slightly tightened due to the shut down.

“We made a small change on the shutdown time and period earlier. The cracker was taken offline on 27 December, three days later than the original date,” the source said in Mandarin.

The company’s No 1 cracker with a capacity of 380,000 tonnes/year would be shut down for a 30-day turnaround in October, the source added. .

Maoming Petrochemical is located at Maoming city in the southern province of Guangdong.

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