China’s BASF-YPC confirms Nanjing cracker shutdown on 16 April

12 April 2012 05:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s BASF-YPC confirmed on Thursday that it will shut its 740,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker at Nanjing in east China on 16 April.

The facility will be shut for maintenance that will take about 20 days, a BASF spokeswoman said on Thursday.

BASF-YPC will also shut its ethylene oxide (EO)/ethylene glycol (EG) unit and some related downstream plants at the same site during the same period, the spokeswoman said in an emailed statement, without giving further details on the plants.

“The shutdown will provide an opportunity for the detailed inspection of the equipment,” she said.

“Customers have been informed accordingly,” she added.

BASF-YPC is a joint venture between German chemical major BASF and China’s Sinopec, with each company holding a 50% stake.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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