China’s Lanzhou Petrochemical eyes cracker restart in H1 August

16 July 2012 04:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Lanzhou Petrochemical plans to restart its 460,000 tonne/year cracker at Lanzhou in Gansu province in the first half of August following a 45-day maintenance shutdown, a company official said on Monday.

The cracker and derivative polyolefin plants at the same site were taken off line in early July for maintenance. The derivative plants include a 200,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year linear LDPE (LLDPE)/high density PE (HDPE) swing plant, and a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, according to a company source.

“The plants were shut in early July and while it is difficult to fix an exact restart date, they are scheduled to restart within the first half of August,” the official said.

The official added that the cracker was operating at 100% of capacity prior to the shutdown.

By: Helen Lee
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