07 February 2012 10:01 [Source: ICIS news]
The cracker was taken off line on 31 January because of a power outage. It is still unclear when the facility will restart, the source said.
Separately, the company’s 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) facility at the site that was also taken off line because of power outage is expected to resume operations mid-week, said another company source.
Meanwhile, PTTGC’s 400,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit at the site is running, the second source said, but did not provide the unit’s current operating rate.
PTTGC’s three other crackers in the area, which have a combined ethylene nameplate capacity of 1.38 m tonnes/year, were not affected by the outage.
Additional reporting by Ong Sheau Ling
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