Taiwan’s CPC delays No 6 cracker start-up to end-June/July 2013

22 November 2012 07:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp has delayed the start-up of its new 600,000 tonne/year No 6 cracker at Linyuan to end-June or July 2013 from the first quarter of 2013 because of a delay in the construction work, a company source said on Thursday.

The source did not give further details.

The company has started idling its 230,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker since 7 June to make way for the new cracker.

The source added that there are no plans for new downstream facilities in Linyuan and that the ethylene output will be available for merchant export sales after meeting domestic demand.

The producer also operates a 385,000 tonne/year No 4 cracker at Linyuan and a 500,000 tonne/year cracker at Kaohsiung. Both crackers are operating at 100% capacity, the source added.

By: Helen Lee
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