Taiwan’s CPC Corp postpones new RFCC turnaround to Q3

19 April 2013 04:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp has postponed a planned turnaround at its new residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) in the Dalin refinery to the third quarter of the year, a company source said on Friday.

The RFCC, which can produce 400,000-450,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was initially slated to be shut for around two months from end-April.

The turnaround is now expected to take place “maybe after the No 6 cracker starts up”, said the source without providing further details.

CPC Corp has similarly pushed back the start-up of its new 600,000 tonne/year No 6 naphtha cracker in Linyuan to the third quarter from 1 June amid protests from residents in the area, possibly on environmental concerns, the same source had said.

In June 2012, the company mothballed its 230,000 tonne/year No 3 naphtha cracker at the same Linyuan site to make way for the new cracker.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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