Japan-based Maruzen Petrochemical plans to perform scheduled maintenance on its only naphtha cracker in 2012, source says; company to skip maintenance on its 690,000-tonne/year ethylene unit co-owned by Mitsui, Sumitomo

LOS ANGELES , December 9, 2011 () – Japan-based Maruzen Petrochemical Co. Ltd. expects to perform scheduled maintenance on its only naphtha cracker in 2012, Reuters reported Dec. 9, citing a source close to the matter.

The source told Reuters that the company expects to skip maintenance at its Keiyo ethylene plant in 2011. The ethylene unit, which has an annual capacity of 690,000 tonnes, is 55% owned by Maruzen; the balance of ownership is split evenly between Mitsui Chemicals Inc., and Sumitomo Chemical Co. The naphtha cracker has an annual capacity of 480,000 tonnes, Reuters reported.

The primary source of this story is Reuters, London, England, Dec. 9., 2011.

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