Thailand’s PTTAR to shut No 2 aromatics unit in June as planned

10 June 2011 10:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Aromatics and Refining (PTTAR) is on track to take its No 2 aromatics plant off line for a scheduled turnaround from 20 June, a company source said on Friday.

The unit is located at the Mab Ta Phut petrochemicals hub in Rayong and can produce 460,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

It will be shut for about three to four weeks, the source said.

The company plans to restart the plant by the middle of July, he added, without disclosing any definite dates.

PTTAR has limited spot benzene to sell in June ahead of the turnaround, the source said.

Other key aromatics producers in Thailand include Rayong Olefins and Integrated Refinery Petrochemical Complex (IRPC).

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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