02 November 2010 09:39 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--Sinopec subsidiary Guangzhou Petrochemical will shut down its 220,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Guangzhou, in the Chinese southern province of Guangdong, for maintenance in February next year, a company source said on Tuesday.
Sinopec said the company had originally planned to start the maintenance in December, but postponed the schedule to after the Lunar New Year holiday when demand was expected to be relatively soft, the source said, adding that the maintenance would last around one month.
The Lunar New Year holiday for 2011 will last from 2-8 February.
The cracker’s immediate downstream facilities, which includes a 200,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant and a 170,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, would also be brought offline for turnaround, the source said.
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