S Korea’s GS Caltex to shut Yeosu No 2 aromatics units on 16 Mar

22 February 2013 06:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)—South Korea’s GS Caltex plans to shut its Yeosu No 2 aromatics units on 16 March for a month-long scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The affected units include a reformer and a paraxylene (PX) unit, with a total nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 800,000 tonnes/year of mixed xylenes and 400,000 tonnes/year of PX, the source said.

“The plants will restart on 15 April,” he said.

Meanwhile, GS Caltex is running all its aromatics units at full tilt except the toluene disproportionation (TDP) unit that is at a lower run rate.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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