Korea’s SK Energy runs cracker at 70% after restart

21 June 2010 09:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--SK Energy is gradually increasing the operating rate at its 690,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker in Ulsan, South Korea, after the facility was restarted following a brief outage last week, a company official said on Monday.

“The cracker is currently running at 70%,” she said, adding that the cracker resumed operations as scheduled on 18 June.

SK Energy had shut the cracker and downstream units at the same site around noon on 17 June due to a power failure.

SK Energy’s downstream facilities include a 183,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, and a 218,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit. The company also operates two polypropylene (PP) lines with a combined capacity of 376,000 tonnes/year.

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