China’s Dushanzi Petrochemical plans turnarounds from late July

07 June 2011 10:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Dushanzi Petrochemical plans to shut its crackers and downstream units at Dushanzi in northwest Xinjiang for annual maintenance from July to September, a company source said on Tuesday.

The bigger naphtha cracker with a capacity of 1m tonnes/year is planned to undergo maintenance from early August for one month, the source said.

Its downstream units, including a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 600,000 tonne/year LLDPE/HDPE swing plant, a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit and a 250,000 tonne/year PP unit, will also be shut during the same period, the source added.

The 220,000 tonne/year cracker is expected to be taken off line from late July for two months, the source said.

The smaller cracker’s downstream units, including a 100,000 tonne/year HDPE unit, a 120,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit and a 140,000 tonne/year PP unit will also be shut during its turnaround, according to the source.

Additional reporting by Amanda Zhang

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