03 February 2012 07:34 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Yeochun NCC (YNCC) has reduced the run rates at its 857,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu to 70% following mechanical issues on Friday morning, said a source close to the company.
The cracker was running at full capacity prior to the mechanical problems, he added.
“There was a problem with the heaters,” one source said.
The plant is expected to run at the lower rate for at least a week, another source said.
Meanwhile, YNCC’s two other Yeosu-based crackers – the 578,000 tonne/year and the 465,000 tonne/year plants – continue to operate at 100%.
Additional reporting by Peh Soo Hwee
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections