Indian Oil runs Panipat cracker, PE units at full capacity

11 May 2012 09:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--State-owned Indian Oil has ramped up to full production at its 857,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and polyethylene (PE) plants in Panipat this week, after completing nearly a month-long maintenance in late-April, a company source said on Friday.

The entire Panipat complex was taken off line 6 April and restarted on 28-29 April, except for one PP line, which is on an extended shutdown for additional technical checks that will be completed next week, the source said.

Indian Oil’s high density PE (HDPE) and a HDPE/LLDPE (linear low density PE) swing plant have a combined nameplate capacity of 650,000 tonnes/year, while its two PP lines at the site each has a 300,000 tonne/year capacity.

 “We have resumed offers for HDPE film for export markets, such as Pakistan since last week,” the source said.

The planned maintenance was aimed to solve technical problems at the cracker, which was previously unable to run at 100%, he said.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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