China’s Fushun Petrochemical restarts PE and PP plants

06 November 2013 03:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical has restarted its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants on 6 November in Fushun, Liaoning province, after a prolonged shutdown, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

These include a 140,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 350,000 tonne/year HDPE unit and a 450,000 tonne/year HDPE/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant, as well as two PP plants - a 300,000 tonne/year unit and a 90,000 tonne/year unit.

The plants were shut for maintenance on 15 May, with the resumption of operations repeatedly delayed pending the completion of an environmental impact assessment on the company’s petrochemical complex, the source said.

The availability of domestic PE and PP cargoes in the market is expected to increase following the restart, local traders said.

By: Amy Yu

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