08 March 2012 10:30 [Source: ICIS news]
The five facilities comprise a 180,000 tonne/year cracker and a 600,000 tonne/year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant, a 260,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant, a 100,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant and a 60,000 tonne/year PP plant, the source said.
The shutdowns were originally scheduled for the end of April, he added.
The operating rates at the plants have been lowered to 60-70% capacity, he said, without saying what the rates were previously.
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