25 June 2012 10:52 [Source: ICIS news]
FPCC is in the process of restarting the 84,000 bbl/day RFCC No 1, which was shut down for scheduled maintenance in late April, the source said.
FPCC’s olefins conversion unit (OCU) at the same site that has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year is expected to restart in mid-July, the source said.
The OCU was taken off line for scheduled maintenance in mid-May, the source said.
Once the RFCC No 1 is restarted,
FPCC’s 180,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit (CDU) No 3 and its 80,000 bbl/day residue desulphurisation unit (RDS) No 1 in Mailiao will remain shut until mid July, the source said.
The company plans to operate the Mailiao refinery at an average capacity of around 74-84% in July, up from a 70% operating rate in June, the source said.
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