China’s Fushun Petrochemical to restart crackers, derivative units

14 August 2013 03:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE(ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical, a PetroChina subsidiary, plans to restart its 800,000 tonne/year and 150,000 tonne/year naphtha crackers in Liaoning province on 20 August after completing a turnaround, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The two crackers were shut for maintenance on 15 May, the source said.

The company also plans to resume production at its PE and PP facilities at the same site on 25 August, the source added.

The two facilities were also shut on 15 May for maintenance, and were originally scheduled to be restarted in mid-June, the source said without specifying the reason for the delay.

The PE facility comprises a 140,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 350,000 tonne/year HDPE unit and a 450,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit.

The PP facility comprises a 90,000 tonne/year PP unit and a 300,000 tonne/year PP unit.

By: Angie Li
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