15 October 2010 08:39 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Formosa Petrochemical Corp has completed the rebuilding work at its 700,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Mailiao but has yet to get a nod from the government to run it, a company spokesperson said on Friday.
“We are waiting for a permit from the government to run (the plant) but they didn’t tell us when or how we can get it. We have no idea when we can start again,” said Lin Keh-yen of FPCC.
The No 1 cracker was suspended after a fire incident shut the plant down on 7 July this year.
FPCC’s 1.03m tonne/year cracker at the same site has been undergoing maintenance since 5 October and was expected to start up in the middle of November, analysts have previously said.
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