Thailand’s PTTGC on track to shut I-4 No 1 cracker in May

26 April 2013 04:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) is on track to shut its 515,000 tonne/year mixed-feed I-4 No 1 cracker at Map Ta Phut on 2 May to fix technical issues that have been keeping the plant running at reduced rates, a company source said on Friday.

The cracker, which mainly uses naphtha feed, will be off line until 13 May. This is an unplanned shutdown.

The plant will also undergo scheduled maintenance of 30-40 days, likely from 1 August. It is currently operating at 75% capacity, the source said.

PTTGC also runs three other gas crackers at the site with a combined nameplate ethylene capacity of 1.86m tonnes/year. These plants are operating at 90% capacity in April, the source added.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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