Thailand’s PTTGC shuts 1m tonne/year cracker after power outage

02 February 2012 03:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) shut its 1m tonne/year ethane cracker at Map Ta Phut on 31 January following a power outage, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The cause of the power outage is still being investigated and it is not clear when the cracker will resume operations, the source said.

A derivative 400,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit and a 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) facility at the site were shut briefly on 31 January because of the power outage, but are now running smoothly, the source said.

PTTGC’s three other crackers at Map Ta Phut that have a combined ethylene nameplate capacity of 1.38m tonnes/year were not affected by the outage, the source said.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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