15 July 2013 09:25 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina has further delayed the scheduled maintenance of its propylene units in Balongan, West Java, to November from August, a company source said on Monday.
This is the second time that the turnarounds have been postponed. The month-long maintenance was initially slated to take place in June.
The units due for maintenance include a residual fluid catalytic cracker (RRCC), which has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000-260,000 tonnes/year, and a 178,000 tonne/year residual catalytic cracking off-gas to propylene (ROPP) unit at the site.
Both units are currently running at 80-90% of capacity, the source said.
The company decided to delay the turnarounds to prevent disruption of fuel oil supply from the refinery at the site next month, the source said.
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