Guangzhou PC shuts down aromatics unit for 45-day maintenance

21 February 2011 06:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Guangzhou Petrochemical, a subsidiary of China’s state-owned oil and gas giant Sinopec, plans to shut down its aromatics unit from 21 February due to a regular maintenance of an upstream naphtha cracker, a source close to the company said on Monday.

The company would shut down its aromatics unit, which produces 70,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 45,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 41,000 tonnes/year of xylene for a 45-day maintenance period from Monday, the source added.

Guangzhou PC also shut down its 80,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) plant on 19 February due to the upstream 220,000 tonne/year cracker’s maintenance from 20 February, according to the source.

The SM plant would be shut for 40 days with loss of more than 4,000 tonnes of production during the period, said the source.

Viola Pan contributed to the article.

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