04 April 2013 04:25 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SK Energy plans to restart its 190,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker at Ulsan either on 4 or 5 April following the completion of a planned maintenance shutdown since 7 March, a company source said.
"The cracker should restart either today or tomorrow," the source said, without providing further details.
The cracker was previously slated to resume operations around 3 April.
SK also runs a larger 690,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at the same site, but the plant is not scheduled to undergo maintenance this year, the source said.
The larger cracker is currently running at 100% capacity and will continue to do so throughout April, the source added.
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