Taiwan's GPPC 250,000 t/y SM unit still shut after power trip

06 December 2013 09:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corp’s (GPPC) 250,000 tonnes/year styrene monomer (SM) unit in Kaoishung is still offline following a power trip but the company has restarted its other SM facility at the site, a company source said on Friday.

The company was forced to shut both its SM units at the site after a power trip on 4 December.

The other 130,000 tonne/year SM unit at the site was restarted on 5 December but the company is still performing technical checks on the larger SM facility, the source said.

“The restart date [of the 250,000 tonnes/year unit] is not known at the moment,” the source added.

Prior to that the power trip, both SM facilities were operating at 100%, he said.

Additional reporting by Clive Ong

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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