China’s Dalian Petrochemical delays restart of CDU, RFCC to May

25 April 2012 04:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PetroChina Dalian Petrochemical will put off restarting its 6m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU) in Liaoning to around 10 May, citing a slower-than-scheduled progress on maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company originally planned to restart the unit in late April.

The CDU, along with a 3.5m tonne/year residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) in Liaoning, was shut for turnaround on 25 March.

The restart of the RFCC was also postponed to 10 May from an earlier schedule of 1 May, according to the source.

The company operates a 410,000 bbl/day refinery at Dalian and import crude takes up over 60% of its total throughput.

By: Amy Yu

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