Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical eyes cracker shutdown in Aug

24 April 2012 10:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical is expected to shut its 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker in Tianjin for scheduled maintenance in August, said a source close to the company on Tuesday.

The turnaround dates have yet to be finalised, but the cracker is likely to be off line for more than a month, the source said.

Market sources expect the planned maintenance shutdown to last around 60 days.

The source close to the company did not comment on derivative operations. ICIS had reported earlier on that downstream units will also be shut for maintenance this year.

The derivative facilities of the cracker include a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit and a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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