Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical eyes cracker turnarounds in Q3 2013

18 February 2013 03:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to shut two of its three naphtha crackers for scheduled maintenance in the third quarter of this year, a company source said on Monday.

The company’s 493,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Mizushima is slated to be shut from mid-May to early July and its 489,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker in Kashima will be shut in mid-August for 50-55 days, according to the source.

There is no turnaround scheduled for its 392,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Kashima this year, the source added.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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