Iran’s Jam Petrochemical to restart Asaluyeh complex by mid-Nov

21 October 2013 11:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Jam Petrochemical plans to restart its entire complex in Asaluyeh, Iran before the second half of November after completing maintenance at the production site, a company source said on Monday.

The complex includes a 1.32m tonne/year cracker, a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant, and a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, the source said.

The complex also includes a 444,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant, a 100,000 tonne/year butene-1 facility and a 115,000 tonne/year butadiene plant, he said.

The entire complex was taken off line around 12 October for maintenance, the source said, adding that the exact date for the restart could not be ascertained yet.

“Our target was three weeks of maintenance but more time was needed,” the source said.

Prior to the shutdown, Jam’s cracker was operating near 70% of nameplate capacity, the source said.

By: Helen Lee
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