Taiwan's CPC likely to delay start-up of new Linyuan No 6 cracker

08 July 2013 10:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp is unlikely to start up its new 600,000 tonne/year No 6 cracker in Linyuan this week, because approval from the Taiwanese government is still pending, company officials said on Monday.

“We have not done test runs at the cracker yet, [as it is still] pending government approval,” one of the company officials said.

The start-up of the Linyuan cracker was previously delayed to July from end-June, as the producer needed approval from the government to conduct test runs at the facility.

Trial runs at the cracker will last around 20 days, according to a company official. CPC Corp would then shut the facility following the trial runs until it obtains regulatory approval to start commercial operations, the source added.

By: Helen Lee
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