Corrected: S Korea’s HC Petrochem shuts No 2 aromatics unit on technical woe

03 May 2013 08:23  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "Corrected: S Korea’s HC Petrochem shuts No 1 aromatics unit on technical woe" dated 3 May 2013, please read in the headline ... No 2 aromatics unit ... instead of ... No 1 aromatics unit .... A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hyundai Cosmo (HC) Petrochem shut its No 2 aromatics unit in Daesan on 2 May because of mechanical issues at an exchange chamber, a company source said on Friday.

The plant will be shut for 15 days, the source said.

The No  2 aromatics unit is able to produce 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 800,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX).

The No 1 aromatics facility, that can produce 380,000 tonnes/year of PX and 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, is still shut for scheduled maintenance since 15 April and will be restarting in two weeks’ time, he said.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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