South Korea's HC Petrochem to shut No 1. aromatics unit in April

09 January 2013 07:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s HC Petrochem is planning to shut its No. 1 aromatics units in Daesan in mid-April for a month-long turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

The No 1 aromatics plant can produce 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 380,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX).

The No 2. aromatics plant at the same Daesan site has not been scheduled for any maintenance, as it was just started up in the previous week, the source said.

The No 2 aromatics plant can produce 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 800,000 tonnes/year of PX.

HC Petrochem is a 50:50 joint venture between Japan’s Cosmo Oil and South Korea’s Hyundai Oilbank.


Author: Ong Sheau Ling



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