Shell Wesseling benzene, toluene down until April

02 March 2006 15:58  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)—Shell’s benzene and toluene plants at Wesseling in Germany will be down until early April while repairs are carried out to fire damage, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

A small fire broke out on 20 February which forced Shell to shut the 160,000 tonne/year benzene and 100,000 tonne/year toluene plants. No-one was injured.

“The unit is undergoing repairs and currently is expected to be back in operation by early April," the spokeswoman said. "Based on this scenario we do not anticipate any negative customer impact as there is currently sufficient product in other manufacturing facilities to cover customers requirements."

By: Julia Meehan
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