Indonesia's Pertamina to delay RCC unit shutdown to 21 October

03 October 2012 11:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina has delayed the shutdown of its residual catalytic cracker (RCC) at Balongan to 21 October from the initial plan of 9 October because of slower preparation works, a company source said on Wednesday.

The turnaround will last for 21 days and aims to fix mechanical problems, the source said.

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.

The company issued sales tenders totalling 10,500-13,500 tonnes for October and November-loading propylene parcels on Tuesday following changes in the shutdown schedule at its RCC, the source said.

By: Becky Zhang
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