China’s NZLC shut its Ningbo PO unit on technical problem

20 March 2012 09:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Ningbo ZRCC Lyondell Chemical’s (NZLC) 285,000tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) unit at Ningbo in Zhejiang province has been shut down as a result of some technical problem, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company lowered the operating rates of the PO/SM plant around 60% on 19 March because of the technical issue but had to subsequently shut it down on 20 March, the source added.

No other details were immediately available and it was not known when the plant will be restarted.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 285,000 tonnes/year of PO and 620,000 tonnes/year of SM.

Additional reporting by Caroline Zhang

By: Vikki Shen

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