Taiwan’s FPCC eyes No 1 cracker restart in end-July/early August

22 July 2011 08:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) plans to restart its 700,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker at Mailiao at the end of July or in the beginning of August, a company source said on Friday.

FPCC shut the cracker for inspections following a pipeline fire at the firm’s Mailiao petrochemical complex on 12 May.

The company had earlier said that it expected to restart the No 1 cracker before the turnaround at its 1.2m tonne/year No 3 cracker at the site, to prevent any shortage in feedstock for its derivative facilities.

FPCC also operates a 1.03m tonne/year No 2 cracker in Mailiao.

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By: Peh Soo Hwee
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