PTT Chem plans on-spec production at Thai cracker by 22 Feb

19 February 2010 05:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Thailand’s PTT Chemical expects to achieve on-spec production at its 515,000 tonne/year I-4 No 1 cracker in Mab Ta Phut by 22 February, a company official said on Friday.

The company would feed naphtha into the cracker later on Friday and was aiming to achieve on-spec production by next week, she said.

The cracker was taken offline on 10 February following a power outage in the area and to iron out technical issues. 

Another 400,000 tonne/year I-4 No 2 cracker was also shut down at the same time and was expected to restart on 26 February, the official said.

PTT’s new 1m tonne/year ethane cracker in Mab Ta Phut was running at around 60% after achieving on-spec production early this week, she added.

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