Korea's Honam shuts Yeosu cracker for turnaround/debottlenecking

02 March 2012 03:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical shut its 750,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Yeosu on 1 March for scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The cracker is expected to restart around 10 April, the source said.

During the shutdown period, debottlenecking work will be carried out at the cracker to increase its ethylene capacity by 250,000 tonnes/year to 1m tonnes/year.

Honam is also expected to begin a 40-day turnaround at its three monoethylene glycol (MEG) units – with a combined capacity of 400,000 tonne/year – at the same site starting 3-4 March, said another company source.

Additional reporting by Becky Zhang

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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