12 March 2010 07:25 [Source: ICIS news]
"We have started the feed and three furnaces have been lighted," the source said, adding that the first on-spec product would be out in less than a week.
The cracker would initially run at around 60%, the source said.
IOC expected to start up the downstream polymer plants in two to three weeks and a 325,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility in April, the source added.
The polymer plants include a polypropylene (PP) unit, a high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant and a swing HDPE/linear low density PE (LLDPE) facility, which can produce 600,000 tonnes/year of PP and 650,000 tonnes/year of PE.
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