CPC Corp restarts Kaohsiung No 5 naphtha cracker post-Fanapi

24 September 2010 03:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp has restarted its 500,000 tonne/year No 5 naphtha cracker in Kaohsiung, after it was shut on 19 September amid heavy floods caused by typhoon Fanapi, a company official said on Friday. 

The cracker resumed operations late on Thursday, the official said.

The plant is currently running at 85% – the same rate prior to the shutdown, he added.

CPC also runs two other naphtha crackers in Linyuan, Taiwan – a 230,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker and a 385,000 tonne/year No 4 cracker.

The company was currently operating both units at 90% of their nameplate capacity, the official said.

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By: Felicia Loo

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