PETRONAS to restart 75,000 tonne/year amines unit this week

05 November 2013 11:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG) is slated to restart its 75,000 tonne/year ethanolamines unit in Kerteh, Terengganu, this week following regular maintenance, according to industry sources familiar with the situation on Tuesday.

The plant, which was taken off line on 1 September for a turnaround, is scheduled to restart in the latter part of this week, they said.

“The cracker has already restarted last week and the [amines] unit will follow suit,” one source said.

On-spec production is likely to be achieved by next week, sources said.

It was initially expected the plant would resume production by the end of October, sources said.

However, the restart date was being pushed back, they added.

By: Felicia Loo

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