Philippines' JG Summit delays new cracker start-up to Oct/Nov 2013

02 September 2013 11:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--JG Summit Petrochemical is likely to start up its new naphtha cracker at Batangas in October or November instead of September this year as “minor issues” has caused a slight delay, a company official said on Monday.

The cracker – the Philippines’ first – is expected to produce 320,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 190,000 tonnes/year of propylene. The cracker was slated to start up in September after being delayed from the middle of the year.

“The cracker start up is slightly delayed to October or November because of some minor issues,” he said without elaborating further.

The cracker will supply the feedstock to the company’s 210,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and 190,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Batangas.

The PE plant is shut for expansion, while the PP plant is also off line for upgrading works, according to the source.

By: Helen Lee
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