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India's Haldia to shut petrochemical complex May 10 for planned maintenance

Singapore — India's Haldia Petrochemicals plans to shut its petrochemical complex in West Bengal on May 10 for planned maintenance, sources close to the company said Friday.

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The maintenance program will take about 25 days to complete.

Among the production units in the complex is a naphtha-fed steam cracker, which has a design production capacity of 700,000 mt/year of ethylene and 350,000 mt/year of propylene. The cracker feeds a 101,000 mt/year butadiene extraction unit.

Affected downstream derivative units at the complex include a 386,000 mt/year HDPE/LLDPE swing plant, a standalone 330,000 mt/year HDPE facility and a 340,000 mt/year polypropylene plant.

-- Clement Choo,
-- Edited by Wendy Wells,