25 June 2010 08:03 [Source: ICIS news]
“We expect commercial production in September,” he said, adding that it would take some time to stabilise operations at the plant which would be able to produce around 178,000 tonnes/year of propylene.
Propylene from the metathesis unit, which uses ethylene as a feedstock, was expected to be fed to its downstream polypropylene (PP) customer Polytama Propindo and eventually to a new PP plant that the company was planning to build in Balongan, the source said, without giving more details.
Pertamina also runs a residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) at the same site, which can produce around 250,000 tonnes/year of propylene.
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