Aug 05, 2020 12:20 a.m.

Vietnam’s Hyosung started trial runs at newly constructed PP plant

The company might be able to commence commercial production in the coming week would the trial run produces on-spec cargoes, sources added.

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Market sources reported that Hyosung Vietnam has started trial operation at its newly constructed polypropylene (PP) plant in Ba Ria Vung Tau province on 12 February 2020. This is the No. 1 PP unit that has an annual capacity of 300,000 tons/year. 

The company might be able to commence commercial production on 18 February 2020 would the trial run produces on-spec cargoes, sources added. 

As part of the Phase – I project, the company also builds an underground LPG storage.

In the meantime, the Phase – II project is still under construction, which houses a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant and No. 2 PP unit that could produce another 300,000 tons/year. 

As a result, the No. 1 PP plant is currently operating using propylene (C3) cargoes from external sources.   

 

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