Japan's JX Nippon Oil delays restart of Kawasaki OCU

12 May 2014 14:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil and Energy is delaying the restart of its olefins conversion unit (OCU) in Kawasaki by about two weeks to the end of May, a source close to the company said on Monday.

The 140,000 tonne/year propylene unit, which was shut on 25 March, is resuming operations later as the company had to deploy more resources to fix a recent mechanical glitch at its cracker in the same complex, the source said.

The 460,000 tonne/year cracker restarted operations on 1 May after a 10-day outage.   

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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