Iran’s Jam eyes cracker restart, FM on C2 stays until end-April

13 April 2011 10:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Jam Petrochemical is in the process of restarting its 1.32m tonne/year cracker in Assaluyeh, but a force majeure (FM) on ethylene (C2) and butadiene (BD) supply will remain in place at least until the end of the month, said a company official on Wednesday.

“The cracker is going to start,” he said in an e-mail to ICIS, without providing further details.

The facility was taken off line on 24 March as its seawater pipeline cooling system failed.

The official did not comment on whether the FM on polyethylene (PE) and propylene is still in effect.

Jam’s cracker can produce 300,000 tonnes/year of propylene and around 115,000 tonnes/year of BD. The company’s PE capacity is 600,000 tonnes/year.

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By: Peh Soo Hwee
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