20 September 2010 07:11 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Ningbo Zhenhai Lyondell Chemical (NZLC) plans to shut its propylene oxide/ styrene monomer (PO/SM) unit at ?xml:namespace>
The unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 285,000 tonnes/year of
The company was yet to announce the exact dates and duration of the shutdown of the PO/SM unit and the upstream facilities, sources said.
NZLC had earlier scheduled the PO/SM unit turnaround for October but had delayed it to December to match the shutdown schedule of the upstream facilities, they added.
The company was heard to have reduced operating rates at the unit for a few days between late August and early September due to technical problems,
The unit had subsequently begun operating at full tilt due to normal operations at the upstream refinery and cracker, market sources said, adding that NZLC may lower operating rates slightly again in October due to continuing technical problems.
However, NZLC officials declined to comment.
NZLC is a joint venture between
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