Iran's Marun restarts complex, to hit full output by end-June

24 June 2010 16:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)- Iran's Marun Petrochemical expects to achieve full output at its 1.1m tonne/year cracker and derivative units at Bandar Imam by the end of June after a longer-than-anticipated shutdown, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

No details were available of the plants' current operating rates.

"The facility was restarted on 20 June after undergoing thorough machinery checks," the source said, speaking on the sidelines of the 14th Asian Chlor-alkali Conference. The complex was shut down in early June.

The Marun complex houses a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit and a 400,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility.

Marun officials were not available for comment.

The two-day conference, organised by ICIS and Tecnon OrbiChem, ends on 25 June.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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