Thailand’s PTTGC may shut I-4 No 1 cracker to fix technical woes

05 April 2013 10:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) is considering to shut its 515,000 tonne/year mixed-feed I-4 No 1 cracker at Map Ta Phut in May/June to resolve technical issues that has been keeping the plant running at a reduced rate of 80-85% capacity, a company source said on Friday.

The source did not comment on whether this would mean that a planned 40-day turnaround for the cracker would be brought forward from July.

PTTGC runs three other gas crackers at the site with a combined nameplate ethylene capacity of 1.86m tonnes/year.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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