28 February 2011 10:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai refinery and cracker operator, IRPC, plans to shut its 350,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Map Ta Phut for a turnaround in November this year, said a company source on Monday.
A deep fluid catalytic cracking (DCC) unit at the site, which can produce around 120,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was also expected to be taken off line during the same month for maintenance, the source said.
The specific dates of the plant shutdowns have yet to be finalised, the source said.
Meanwhile, IRPC had pushed back the planned start-up a new metathesis unit in Muang by about a year to end-2013 in order to complete the required paperworks on the project, the source said, without providing further details.
The Muang metathesis plant has a propylene capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year.
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