S Korea's Honam to shut Yeosu cracker on 1-10 Apr for maintenance

24 January 2011 06:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical will shut its 750,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Yeosu for a 10-day maintenance in April, said a source close to the company on Monday.

The cracker was expected to be off line from 1-10 April, he said.

The planned shutdown is part of the company’s effort to increase its ethylene capacity in Yeosu to 1m tonnes/year by 2012.

Honam also runs a 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker in Daesan, South Korea, which was slated to undergo a month-long turnaround from 10 October, the company source said.

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