05 December 2007 10:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--India’s Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals and Fertilisers Limited (TAC) will be restarting its soda ash plant in the middle of January after a number of delays, said a company source on Wednesday.?xml:namespace>
This is the fourth consecutive delay in restarting the facility in Tamil Nadu, which was closed in May due to a lack of feedstock carbon dioxide (CO2) from parent company Southern Petrochemical Industries Corp Ltd (SPIC).
The plant, which was initially supposed to have come back on line in August, had its restart subsequently pushed back to mid-September and then delayed to mid-October.
“Even though the lack of carbon dioxide has delayed the start of our soda ash plant so many times this year, we do not intend to switch to another raw material supplier,” the source said.
TAC’s plant has an annual production capacity of 110,000 tonnes/year of soda ash and 105,000 tonnes/year of ammonium chloride.
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