15 August 2013 12:06 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai energy giant PTT said on Thursday that its gas separation plant No 5 in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, was shut on 14 August and will stay down for three to five months based on the company’s preliminary assessment.
The plant’s waste heat recovery unit (WHRU) was hit by lightning, the company said in a statement.
The No 5 plant has a nameplate capacity of 530 million cubic feet per day, PTT’s second biggest among its six gas separation plants, according to the company’s website.
It accounts for about 20% of PTT’s overall gas separation plants’ nameplate capacity of 2.66 million cubic feet per day.
PTT said it will try its best to ensure supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to all sectors, including household, transportation and industry will not be affected.
“Furthermore, the cause of damage [to the plant] and the financial impact [of the shutdown] are still being investigated,” PTT said.
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