Japan's JX Nippon Oil plans maintenance at Negishi propylene units

16 April 2012 10:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to shut its propylene units at Negishi for scheduled maintenance this year, a company source said on Monday.

The company’s No 1 fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) will be shut for a month-long turnaround in mid-May and again in mid-October for maintenance until the end of November, the source said.

JX Nippon Oil’s No 2 residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) at the same site will also be shut for a turnaround from mid-October to the end of November, he said.

The Negishi units can each produce around 85,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

Separately, the company is running its Marifu FCC, which can produce around 50,000 tonnes/year of propylene, at 100% of capacity after restarting the unit in early April, the source said.

The FCC was taken off line because of a shutdown of the company’s 127,000 bbl/day refinery in Marifu following a power outage on 26 March.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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