PCS to shut No 1 cracker for maintenance in first half of June

19 March 2013 06:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS) plans to shut its 450,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker at Ayer Merbau in Jurong Island for a turnaround in the first half of June, a company source said on Tuesday.

The scheduled maintenance will last 30-40 days, the source added.

PCS also runs a 650,000 tonne/year No 2 naphtha cracker at the site.

However, the No 2 cracker will have a turnaround only in 2016, as the plant underwent maintenance in 2011, according to the source.

Both crackers are running at 90% capacity in March, the source said.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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