Delay in restart of naphtha cracker of Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp.

January 23, 2020
Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp.
Asahi Kasei Corp.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

Restart of the naphtha cracker in Mizushima (Kurashiki, Okayama) of Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroaki Numata), a joint venture between Asahi Kasei Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hideki Kobori) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga), which was suspended on January 14, 2020, has been delayed from the previously announced schedule of January 24, 2020, due to a malfunction in its steam system for irregular operation, and the facility is now scheduled to restart on January 28, 2020.

Production capacity of the naphtha cracker in Mizushima

With turnaround
496,000 t/y
Without turnaround
567,000 t/y