China’s CSPC restarts Huizhou cracker after outage in September

11 October 2011 07:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Co (CSPC) restarted its 950,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Huizhou in Guangdong around 8-9 October, following an outage that occurred in late September, market sources said on Tuesday.

Company officials could not be reached for comment.

CSPC took the plant offline on 26 September because of technical issues and subsequently shut its derivative operations, the sources said.

In addition to restarting the cracker, the company has resumed operations at its downstream facilities at the same site, which include a 320,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant, a 200,000 tonne/year polyether polyol plant and a 60,000 tonne/year monopropylene glycol (MPG) unit, the sources said.

CSPC is a 50:50 joint venture between the China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) and Shell Petrochemical.

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Author: Soo Hwee Peh

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