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NSRP shut PP plant in Vietnam due to an unexpected technical issue

September 10/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical (NSRP) has been facing a persistent technical issue that forces the company to take its polypropylene (PP) unit in Vietnam off-stream for a week starting 7 September for repair, reported CommoPlast.

The 370,000 tons/year PP line was operating at reduced rates over the past couple of weeks before the shutdown.

As MRC wrote previously, in late June, 2020, NSRP was operating its PP plant in Vietnam at about 70% capacity following a change in the catalyst used in the production processes. The unit restored the normal rates in ten days.

We remind that NSRP shut its PP unit on 21 June, 2019, owing to technical issues. The exact duration of the shutdown could not be ascertained. Besides, the company conducted a scheduled maitenance at this unit from 22 October, 2019, to end-November, 2019.

We also remind that Vietnams Nghi Son oil refinery officially began commercial production from 14 November 2018, following months of tests. The USD9 billion refinery is 35.1 percent owned by Japans Idemitsu Kosan Co, 35.1 percent by Kuwait Petroleum, 25.1 percent by PetroVietnam and 4.7 percent by Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, overall PP production in Russia increased in January-July 2020 by 24% year on year to 1,063,700 tonne. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, Nghi Son Refinery&Petrochemicals (NSRP), Vietnam, Russia.
Category:General News
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