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NSRP restarts PP plant in Vietnam after an unscheduled shutdown

September 23/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP) has restarted the polypropylene (PP) unit in Vietnam late last week following a 10 days unscheduled shutdown starting 7 September 2020 due to a persistent technical issue, reported CommoPlast.

The 370,000 tons/year line has been able to stabilize the operating rates at the time of this report.

On another note, Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical is planning a major overhaul at the PP unit in June 2021 and the entire complex would be shut in 2023 for maintenance.

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, crude and gaz condensate, petrochemistry, Nghi Son Refinery&Petrochemicals (NSRP), Vietnam, Russia.
Category:General News
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