India Haldia to ramp up cracker, PE, PP units restart

02 February 2012 20:03  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DEHLI (ICIS)--India-based Haldia Petrochemicals Limited (HPL) has restarted its cracker, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants in West Bengal and are in the midst of ramping up, sources close to the company said on Thursday.

The restart of the facilities were previously delayed to 28-29 January, industry sources said at the sidelines of the 8th PlastIndia exhibition and conference held in New Delhi from 1-6 February.  

The restart ultimately took place on Wednesday.

A company official could not be reached to comment.

The cracker and polymer plants were shut for about two weeks because of technical issues, sources said.

The nameplate capacity of the naphtha cracker is 670,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, according to ICIS plants and projects.

The high density PE (HDPE)/linear low density PE (LLDPE) swing plant has a capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year and the PP unit has a capacity of 340,000 tonnes/year.

For more on Haldia's plant, visit ICIS plants and projects

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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