Indonesia’s Pertamina shuts Balongan RCC for maintenance

02 March 2012 08:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina shut its residual catalytic cracker (RCC) on Friday for scheduled maintenance, said a source close to the company.

The RCC is expected to restart on 22 March, the source said.

The unit has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000-260,000 tonnes/year, but usually produces around 200,000 tonnes/year of the monomer.

Prior to the planned shutdown, the RCC at Balongan was running at 50% of capacity because of ongoing repairs to resolve some technical issues.

Any plans to import propylene after the turnaround would depend on the operating rate of the RCC unit, the source said.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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