20 September 2010 07:28 [Source: ICIS news]
Fanapi swept through the island, bringing with it torrential rains that caused flash floods – the worst to hit
As of late Sunday, about 1,120-1,140mm of rain was dumped by Fanapi,
“We shut the plant on Sunday as a safety measure,” a company official said in Mandarin.
Plant operations had to be suspended to shield them from potential damage from power tripping caused by flooding, industry sources said.
Prior to the shutdown, CPC was operating the No 5 cracker along with its 230,000 tonne/year No 3 and 385,000 tonne/year No 4 crackers at Linyuan at 90-95% of their capacities, the company source said.
Its No 3 and No 4 crackers are currently operating normally.
China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) had shut its 160,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant at Da Sheh,
“Power supply was not very stable yesterday and it has affected most
Flood waters had receded on Monday morning and operations at the acetic acid plant were expected to be restarted Monday afternoon.
The acetic acid plant was operating at 70-80% of capacity prior to the outage, the CPDC official said.
The plant would be restarted on Tuesday, said the source.
Typhoon Fanapi disrupted power supply in parts of southern Taiwan on Sunday, halting production at China Petrochemical Development Corp’s 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam plant at Toufen in Miaoli County, said a company source.
Its other caprolactam line in
In its 10:00am (03:00 GMT) update, the country’s Central Meteorological Office said the Fanapi was expected to make a landfall in the coastal areas from eastern
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