Taiwan’s FPCC runs No 2 and No 3 crackers at 100% after restart

19 July 2012 03:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) is currently running its 1.03m tonne/year No 2 and 1.2m tonne/year No 3 cracker in Mailiao at 100% capacity after operations resumed in late June and early this month, a company official said on Thursday.

The 1.03m tonne/year No 2 cracker restarted on 30 June whereas the 1.2m tonne/year No 3 cracker restarted on 6 July following an unplanned shutdown in June.

Both crackers were taken off line following a power disruption at the site on 20 June, which also forced about 95% of the plants at the complex to be shut, including downstream units belonging to various firms within the Formosa group.

The company’s 700,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Mailiao was shut on 19 June for scheduled maintenance until 5 August, the source added.

By: Helen Lee
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