China’s Yanshan Petchem to shut cracker; derivative plants in Aug

31 July 2013 10:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yanshan Petrochemical plans to shut down its 800,000 tonne/year cracker and derivative plants in Beijing province in late August, a company source said on Wednesday.

The cracker was shut down for defect elimination, the source added, but did not disclose the exact maintenance period.

The outage of the cracker led to the shutdown of derivative facilities including three 60,000 tonne/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) units, one 200,000 tonne/year LDPE plant, two 70,000 tonne/year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) units and three 440,000/tonne year polypropylene (PP) units, according to the source.

Comparing with the production of July, the outage of polyolefin from Yanshan Petrochemical in August may reach 21,600 tonnes. The production of polyethylene was estimated to be down by 18.2% and PP to be down by 41.8%, according to the production schedule.

The shutdown is expected to last seven days, the source said.

By: Angie Li
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