Brazil Copesul expands C2 output by 28,000 t/y

16 May 2008 22:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Brazil’s Copesul said on Friday it has increased ethylene capacity at its Triunfo complex by 28,000 tonnes to 1.25m tonnes/year, following planned maintenance at the site.

The company said it invested a total of Brazilian reais (R)334m ($202m) in cleaning, repairs, optimisation and parts during a 39-day turnaround that began on 31 March.

The repairs and optimisation will allow the unit to run for six years at full capacity with no interruptions, Copesul said.

The company has two crackers in Triunfo and employs about 1,000 workers.

Copesul is owned by Brazil’s petrochemicals maker Braskem and state-run oil company Petrobras.

($1 = R1.65)

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