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 OngAuthor: Ong Sheau Ling
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