Bayer polyols shutdown delayed at Fos due to Lyondell strike

26 April 2005 16:20  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (CNI)--Bayer’s Fos sur Mer, France polyols week-long maintenance shutdown has been delayed until mid-May, a company source confirmed on Tuesday.

 

The outage at the 130,000 tonne/year plant was originally planned for early April, but a strike at the site prevented the polyols maintenance from being performed until next month.

 

Lyondell’s 80,000 tonne/year mono propylene glycol (MPG) unit, 220,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) facility and 610,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant shut down due to a pay dispute which lasted from 5 - 14 April. This happened just before the PO, MPG and MTBE plants were due to come out of a ten-day planned shutdown.

 

There were delays to deliveries and loading and unloading at the site stopped. Force majeure was not declared on supplies of product from the site, however, as Lyondell said it supplied material from alternative sources.


By: Caroline Howard
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