Orlen finishes overhauls at Plock and Wloclawek

03 August 2012 17:11  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--PKN Orlen has completed regular maintenance overhauls of its cracker and downstream units at Plock and aromatics plants in Wloclawek, Poland and preparations for restarts throughout early August are under way, it said on Friday.

The overhauls, which were started on 22 June, are performed every three years, the Polish oil and petrochemicals group added.

Maintenance was completed on the cracker at Plock which has an ethylene capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year and a propylene capacity 475,000 tonnes/year, PKN Orlen said.

Units at Plock in central Poland with capacities for 115,000 tonnes/year of ethylene oxide, 70,000 tonnes/year of ethylene glycol, 55,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 35,000 tonnes/year of acetone, have also come out of their maintenance turnarounds.

At Wloclawek in northern Poland, maintenance was completed on plants with capacities for 400,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) and 600,000 tonnes/year of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), Orlen said.

Caroline Murray contributed to this article

By: Will Conroy
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