21 December 2012 09:11 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina plans to start up its new 178,000 tonne/year propylene facility at Balongan in West Java in January 2013, a company source said on Friday.
The start-up of the residual catalytic cracking off-gas to propylene (ROPP) unit was delayed several times because of technical problems, according to an earlier story from ICIS.
“We tried to start up the ROPP [unit] recently, but it failed, so we will try to start up in January again,” the source said.
Pertamina is currently running its residual catalytic cracker (RCC) at the same site at around 50% capacity. This unit has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000-260,000 tonnes/year.
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