Taiwan’s FPCC extends shutdown at two propylene units

25 June 2013 08:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) has extended an on-going turnaround at its propylene units to 10 July from late June because of mechanical issues, a company source said on Tuesday.

He did not provide further details.

FPCC’s residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) No 2 in Mailiao was shut on 19 March and was initially scheduled to restart on 21 June. The unit can produce around 375,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

An olefins conversion unit (OCU) at the same site, which can produce 250,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was shut on 26 April and was earlier scheduled to resume operations on 24 June.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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