Corrected: Dushanzi Petchem to restart crackers, polyolefin units

23 September 2011 07:46  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "Dushanzi Petchem to restart crackers, polyolefins in late Sep, Oct" dated 23 September 2011, please read in the first paragraph ... "plants in Dushanzi" ... instead of ... "plants at Urumqi"... and in the fourth paragraph ... "100,000 tonne/year HDPE unit" ... instead of ... "1m tonne/year HDPE unit" ... A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Dushanzi Petrochemical will restart its 1m tonne/year ethylene cracker and derivative polyolefin plants in Dushanzi in late September and October following shutdowns at the plants on 8 August, a company source said on Friday.

In addition, the company will restart its 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, 600,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE)/HDPE swing plant, 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant and 250,000 tonne/year PP unit at the same site during this period, the source said.

The producer shut its 220,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker for maintenance on 12 August and will restart it during China’s National Day holiday in early October.

Dushanzi Petrochemical will restart its 100,000 tonne/year HDPE unit, 120,000 tonne/year LLDPE and 140,000 tonne/year PP plant at the same site during the holiday period. The company shut the units on 12 August.

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By: Lizzie Yu

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