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.
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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