24 August 2011 11:29 [Source: ICIS news]
FPCC restarted one of the three CDUs at its 540,000 bbl/day refinery in Mailiao on 21 August. The other two CDUs are expected to be back on stream in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the situation.
The company’s No 1 residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) and its olefins conversion unit (OCU) at Mailiao will restart “very soon”, but the date has yet to be confirmed, said the FPCC source.
The RFCC can produce around 325,000 tonnes/year of propylene, while the OCU has a propylene capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year.
The shutdown of the refinery and propylene facilities was prompted by an end-July fire at the Mailiao petrochemical complex.
The No 2 RFCC had been slated for maintenance this month before the latest in a string of fire incidents at the site occurred.
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