Japan's JX Nippon runs Kawasaki OCU at nearly 100% capacity

10 September 2013 09:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil and Energy is operating its olefins conversion unit (OCU) in Kawasaki at close to 100% capacity after resuming operations at the unit on 9 September,  a company source said on Tuesday.

“We expect the unit to reach full capacity this week,’’ the source said.

The OCU, which can produce around 140,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was shut on 19 August following an unplanned shutdown at its 460,000 tonne/year cracker in the same Kawasaki complex.

The cracker, which restarted on 29 August, is now running at 80% capacity, the source said.

The company plans to take the OCU offline again on 25 September for nearly a month of maintenance.

Author: Pei Lin Yeow

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