Thailand’s PTTAR to shut No 2 aroms unit for maintenance in June

20 January 2011 08:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Aromatics and Refining (PTTAR) will take off line its No 2 aromatics plant in Mab Ta Phut for a scheduled turnaround in June, a company source said on Thursday.

The unit, which can produce 460,000 tonnes/year of benzene, would be shut down for about 15-30 days, he added.

Meanwhile, the company has no plans to shut its No 3 aromatics plant at the same location for maintenance this year, according to the source. The unit can produce 360,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

PTTAR’s No 2 aromatics unit was currently operating at about 90% capacity, while its No 3 facility was running at full capacity, he said.

Other key aromatics producers in Thailand include Rayong Olefins and Integrated Refinery Petrochemical Complex (IRPC).

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