Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation seems unclear about the restart of operations at its No 2 ethylene plant. Since a fire accident occurred on December 21, 2007, operations have been suspended at the No. 2 Ethylene Plant oat Kashima after the suspension order by the Fire Defense Headquarters of Kashima Southern District.
Suspension order has been partially lifted this week.
The suspension order has been lifted at cracking furnace 2F-201, 2F-202, 2F-203, 2F-204, and 2F-205.
For cracking furnace 2F-206, the inspection and repair are being conducted under regulatory authorities. Restart of operation is to be consulted with regulatory authorities.
For cracking furnace 2F-207 and 2F-208, restart of operations seems distant.