06 September 2011 10:12 [Source: ICIS news]
The RCC has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000-260,000 tonnes/year, but usually produces around 200,000 tonnes of the monomer on an annual basis, the source said.
Its operating rate was reduced to around 60% in end-August from 80-90% previously, the source said.
In the second half of September, the RCC unit is expected to run at a lower rate of around 50%, the source said, without providing further details.
Separately, Pertamina is unlikely to start trial runs at its new 178,000 tonne/year propylene facility at Balongan before October, he said.
“The trial runs at the ROPP (RCC Off-Gas to Propylene) unit have been delayed because of a mechanical fault,” the source added.
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