Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical restarts I-4 No 2 cracker

10 July 2012 09:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) is running its 400,000 tonne/year I-4 No 2 ethane cracker at Map Ta Phut at around 80% capacity after the plant's restart on 6 July, a company source said on Tuesday.

The cracker was taken off line on 29 June for repairs.  It was restarted earlier than expected because the technical problems have been resolved, the source said.

The cracker was initially expected to be shut for around two weeks.

Separately, PTTGC’s 515,000 tonne/year mixed-feed I-4 No 1 cracker at the same site is now running at around 80% capacity after technical issues were resolved. There are currently no plans to shut the plant for repairs, the source added.

The I-4 No 1 cracker was operating at below 80% capacity last month because of technical problems. PTTGC also operates two other ethane crackers at Map Ta Phut with a combined ethylene nameplate capacity of 1.46m tonnes/year.


By: Peh Soo Hwee
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