21 March 2001 16:02 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Basell, the 50:50 polyolefins joint venture between BASF and Shell, has started up its delayed 300 000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (ldPE) plant in Aubette in the south of France.
A senior source at Salzgitter, a contractor to the project, told CNI that the plant came onstream last week. It was originally due onstream in mid-2000.
A Basell spokesman confirmed that the plant has been restarted, behind schedule, and is now operating at over 200 000 tonne/year. Output will be ramped up in line with market demand, he said.
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