S Korea’s SKGC delays restart of Incheon aromatics unit to mid-Nov

12 November 2013 07:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SK Global Chemicals (SKGC) has postponed the restart of its Incheon-based aromatics unit to the end of this week, a company source on Tuesday.

The unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 100,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 500,000 tonnes/year of mixed xylenes (MX), was originally scheduled to restart at the end of last week.

“Some technical problems [occurred] at the unit, but the exact details we are not sure,” the source said, adding that one to two benzene cargoes of 3,000 tonnes each were lost because of the delayed restart, but the production loss has been covered for and hence, this will have a limited impact on the market.  

The aromatics plant was previously shut on 26 September for scheduled maintenance.


Author: Sheau Ling Ong



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