Japan’s Mitsubishi eyes end-Aug shutdown at Kashima No 2 cracker

01 August 2013 09:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to shut its 489,000 tonne/year No 2 naphtha cracker in Kashima at the end of August for scheduled maintenance lasting around 50 days, a company source said on Thursday.

Mitsubishi had earlier planned to start turnaround at the plant in mid-August. No reason was cited for delaying the plant shutdown.

Its 392,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker in Kashima will not undergo any turnaround this year, as the unit is scheduled to close permanently either in April or May 2014 as part of the company’s structural reform plans to cut costs.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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