01 August 2005 11:33 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Total confirmed on Monday that its 160,000 bbl/day ?xml:namespace>
A spokeswoman for the French oil and petrochemicals company said units were restarted one by one from last Wednesday, and that normal production was reached over the weekend.
The refinery went down just after midday local time on Tuesday (26 July) after a malfunction of a power switch at the Borselle nuclear plant, which supplies Vlissingen.
Benzene feedstocks were hit by the outage, but a company official said last week that benzene production was not expected to be affected as the upstream units were restarted shortly after the power cut. The spokeswoman did not have any further information on the impact on downstream products.
The refinery has two gasoil hydrotreaters, producing 120,000 tonne of diesel/month. The refinery is operated as a joint venture between Total and Dow Chemical.
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