China’s Daqing Petrochemical delays restart of cracker, plants

15 March 2013 03:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Daqing Petrochemical has delayed the restart of its 600,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and derivative plants at Daqing city in Heilongjiang province, a company source said on Friday.

The source did not give any reasons for the delay.

According to the sales branch of the company, the plants will be restarted in mid-to-late April.

 A source had said last month that the plants would be restarted in March

The derivative plants include 250,000 tonne/year and 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE)/ linear low density PE (LLDPE) swing plants.

There was a fire incident at the cracker on 30 November 2012.

By: Doreen Zhao

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