Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals shuts Osaka cracker, OCU for turnaround

27 June 2012 07:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals shut its 450,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and olefins conversion unit (OCU) in Osaka on 26 June for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The OCU has a propylene nameplate capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year.

The cracker and the OCU are expected to resume operations by 31 July/1 August, the source said.

In Chiba, Mitsui also runs a 617,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker, which is operating at around 80% of capacity this month.

The Chiba cracker last had a turnaround in July 2010 and the next scheduled maintenance will be in 2013, the source said.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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