SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Petronas has restarted its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Gebeng, southeast Malaysia, after a brief three-day outage, said a company source on Wednesday.
"On-spec material has been achieved today after restarting yesterday," he added.
The unit, operated by wholly owned subsidiary MTBE Malaysia and produces 300,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was shut down on Sunday due to compressor problems.
Propylene from the PDH unit is supplied to BASF Petronas Chemicals, a joint venture of BASF and Petronas, which has various oxo-alcohols and acrylics plants in the Gebeng complex.
The PDH unit was shut for maintenance last year and would be scheduled for another turnaround in 2010.
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