APIC'13: S Korea's S-Oil to restart No 2 aromatics unit on 21-22 May

09 May 2013 08:52  [Source: ICIS news]

TAIPEI (ICIS)--South Korea’s S-Oil plans to restart its No 2 aromatics plant in Onsan on 21-22 May from scheduled maintenance that began in mid-April, a company source said on Thursday.

“The plant is on track to restart,” the source said at the sidelines of the annual Asian Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC).

APIC 2013 is taking place in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei on 9-10 May.

The No 2 aromatics facility, which comprises a reformer, toluene disproportionation (TDP) unit and a paraxylene (PX) unit, can produce 300,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 1m tonnes/year of PX, the source said.

The No 1 aromatics unit at the same site is able to produce 300,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 900,000 tonnes/year of PX, the source added.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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