Indonesia's Pertamina delays RCC restart to end-March

27 March 2012 05:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina has pushed back the restart of its residual catalytic cracker (RCC) in Balongan to the end of March, a company source said on Tuesday.

The source added that the restart date was changed because of an adjustment in the maintenance schedule.

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.

The RCC was initially slated to resume operations on 22 March following a turnaround that began on 2 March, the source said.

Prior to the planned shutdown, the RCC was running at 50% of capacity because of technical issues.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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