South Korea’s GS Caltex eyes Yeosu FCC restart on 14 April

12 April 2013 08:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s second largest refiner GS Caltex plans to restart production at its vacuum gas oil (VGO) fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit in Yeosu around 14 April following a slight delay, a company source said on Friday.

The FCC, which can produce around 250,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was shut for maintenance on 2 April.

The company had earlier planned to restart the plant on 10 April but this was pushed back as technical issues were still being ironed out, the same source had told ICIS earlier.

GS Caltex’s FCC unit was restarted on 14 March, with the plant’s propylene output mainly exported on a term or spot basis.

The company also operates a residual fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit at the same site that can produce around 220,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

The bulk of the RFCC unit’s propylene supply is fed to a derivative 180,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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