MOSCOW (MRC)--Angarsk Polymer Plant (part of Rosneft) has shut down its high density polyethylene (LDPE) production for scheduled maintenance, according to the ICIS-MRC Price report.
The plant's customers said Angarsk Polymer Plant took off-stream its LDPE production capacities for the scheduled turnaround on 18 June. The outage will last around 30 days.
The plant's annual production capacity is 80,000 tonnes.
This is the first shutdown for maintenance at Russian LDPE plants in the summer series of turnarounds.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Tomskneftekhim intend to shut their LDPE production for scheduled maintenance in July. Ufaorgsintez is expected to conduct a turnaround in September.
As reported earlier, Angarsk Polymer Plant last took off-stream its production in February 2016 following a breakdown of compressor equipment. It restarted on 30 June last year.
Angarsk Polymer Plant (controlled by Rosneft through OOO Neft-Aktiv) is the only petrochemical full-cycle plant in eastern Siberia.
The bulk of the produced ethylene is used by the plant for the production of LDPE, styrene monomer (SM) and polystyrene (PS). Straight-run gasoline and hydrocarbon gases, mainly produced by OAO Angarskaya NHK, are the feedstocks for the plant.
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