Taiwan's FPCC No 2, 3 crackers running normally after Mailiao fire

27 July 2011 03:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Formosa Petrochemical Corp’s (FPCC) No 2 and No 3 crackers at the Mailiao complex in Taiwan are running as per normal following a fire late on Tuesday evening, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

“There was a small fire but it did not damage any plants,” the spokesperson said, adding that that the 1.03m tonne/year No 2 and 1.2m tonne/year No 3 crackers at the complex are currently running at full capacity.

The fire broke out at a hydrogen pipeline in the vicinity of the complex, according to a source from Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC).

FPCC’s 700,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker at the same site is still shut following an earlier pipeline fire at the complex on 12 May.

The blaze on Tuesday – the fifth this year at the Mailiao complex – could affect plans to restart units ordered shut by the local government over safety concerns, local media reported.

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By: Nurluqman Suratman



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