29 November 2012 09:35 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Kavian Petrochemicals has started up its 1m tonne/year ethane cracker in Bushehr this month, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
“The cracker began the start-up process of the first phase in early November and on-spec ethylene should be achieved within this month,” the source said.
The cracker was initially scheduled to come on stream in July 2012. No reason was provided for the delay in actual start-up of the ethylene plant.
The second phase of the project – in which the cracker capacity will be doubled to 2m tonnes/year – is expected to start up at the end of 2013.
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