Iran’s PCC Asaluyeh PX unit shut since mid-July on technical woes

24 July 2012 11:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Petrochemical Commercial Co’s (PCC) 750,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit in Asaluyeh, Iran, has been shut since mid-July because of mechanical problems and will only restart at the end of the month, a company source said on Tuesday.

“The unit was shut early last week because of mechanical issues,” the source said without elaborating.

Contract volumes from the Asaluyeh site have been reduced this year because of tighter international sanctions imposed against Iran, according to the source.

“For the rest of our contract customers, there will be no impact on the term delivery as we can channel our cargoes from other [aromatics] complex,” the source said.

In Bandar Imam, PCC has a 180,000 tonne/year PX unit, and another plant that can produce 430,000-450,000 tonnes/year of the aromatics product, according to ICIS data.

By: Yu Guo
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