Indonesia’s Pertamina delays turnaround at propylene units to Nov

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.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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