Indonesia’s Pertamina to shut RCC unit to fix mechanical problem

13 September 2012 10:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina will shut down its residual catalytic cracker (RCC) at Balongan on 9 October for a turnaround because of a mechanical problem, a company source said.

The RCC will shut down on 9 October, the source said. The turnaround will last for 21 days, the source added.

The RCC has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000-260,000 tonnes/year, but usually produces around 200,000 tonnes/year of the monomer.

Market sources said the shutdown will likely increase the propylene tightness in southeast Asia.

By: Judith Wang
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