Nippon Oil restarts Mizushima FCC; runs Kawasaki cracker at 90-95%

25 March 2010 04:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Nippon Oil Corp, Japan’s largest refiner, restarted its fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit in Mizushima early this week after it was taken off line due to unspecified problems, a company official said on Thursday.

“The FCC was restarted on Tuesday,” said the official.

The unit produces around 100,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

Separately, Nippon Oil's upstream 460,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Kawasaki was operating at 90-95% this month due to mechanical issues, he said, without providing details.

The facility was expected to be taken off line for 19 days of repairs starting 21 April, the source added.

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