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FPG's No. 6 Naphtha Cracking Plant to be suspended in stages
Aug '11
Taiwan's Government has said that it would not order immediate suspension of all operations at the No. 6 Naphtha Cracking Plant of the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) in Mailiao, Yunlin County, which has been plagued by seven fire incidents during the past one year.

According to four principles framed by Taiwan's Executive Yuan, the Government needs to hold wide consultations prior to making a decision regarding the only domestic private sector oil producer. The Government also needs to consider judicial aspects, public opinion and legal regulations while taking a decision.

As per the rules, the FPG has to conduct inspection of its plant every two years, but due to the frequent fire accidents, the Government is likely to ask the FPG to suspend its 66 factories within a year for inspection.

The priorities and sequence of inspection in the factories will be decided by the FPG, but it would be asked to first have inspection carried out in factories that have higher risk levels.

By next week, the FPG is likely to come out with the list of factories to be suspended and the sequence of their suspension. However, based on risk parameters, the factories under the Formosa Petrochemical Co., which runs the No. 6 Naphtha Cracking Plant, will be the first to be shutdown for inspection.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has, meanwhile, constituted a taskforce for improving industrial safety conditions in Mailiao. The new taskforce will also review the list of factories for inspection, once it is submitted by the FPG.

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