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Indonesian Asahimas plans VCM turnarounds

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 01/12/2017 (12:49)
According to sources close to the company, Indonesia’s Asahimas Chemical is planning to carry out maintenance shutdowns at its VCM plants in Cilegon, Indonesia.

The producer’s 250,000 tons/year No 2 VCM line will be shut for maintenance from mid-January until February 2018. The producer also plans a turnaround at its No 3 VCM line in mid-December. The 400,000 tons/year unit will be offline for a week.

The company is also planning to conduct debottlenecking at its existing facilities in 2018, the sources reported. Following this expansion, for which an exact date has not been specified yet, the company’s total VCM capacity is expected to reach 900,000 tons/year from the current 800,000 tons/year.
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