08 January 2013 04:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Map Ta Phut Olefins Co (MOC) plans to shut its 900,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Thailand for a 45-day turnaround in November-December, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.
The cracker shutdown is in line with a turnaround at the company’s aromatics unit.
Map Ta Phut Olefins is a joint venture between Thailand’s largest conglomerate Siam Cement Group (SCG) and US major Dow Chemical.
SCG and Dow also jointly operate Rayong Olefins’ (ROC) 800,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker. The facility is not scheduled for maintenance this year, the source added.
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