Restart of PCK's FCC in Schwedt, Germany delayed

10 May 2013 12:34  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The restart of German refinery PCK’s fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) has been delayed and sources are waiting to hear whether the latest attempt has been successful, market players said on Friday.

The FCC, which has the capacity to produce 250,000 tonnes/year of propylene, according to ICIS data, was taken offline in early April as part of a €160m ($208m) modernisation and maintenance project.

The work was expected to be completed on 3 May, but a restart was then pushed forward with the latest attempt on 8 May, according to sources.

“Its restarting now,” a trader said, “it was supposed to be starting on Wednesday [8 May] but there is nobody there to ask [today].”

PCK's FCC is key to the inland German market. PCK shareholders include Shell, BP, Rosneft, ENI and Total.

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