China’s Dushanzi Petchem to shut crackers, PE/PP units in August

01 March 2011 08:34  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China’s Dushanzi Petrochemical is planning to shut its crackers and downstream units at Dushanzi in the northwestern Xinjiang region for maintenance from August to September, a source from the PetroChina subsidiary said on Tuesday.

The shutdown is scheduled to last slightly more than a month, according to the source.

The company is currently running its two naphtha crackers, which have a capacity of 1m tonnes/year and 220,000 tonnes/year, respectively, at above 95% operating rate, he said.

Its downstream polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) units at the same site would also be shut during the turnaround, according to the source.

This includes a 550,000 tonne/year PP unit, a 900,000 tonne/year PE unit, a 140,000 tonne/year PP unit and a 200,000 tonne/year PE unit, he said.

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