16 January 2009 10:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--German chemical giant BASF has not decided if it will demolish its Ulsan, Korea, 1,4 butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) units, which have been permanently shut, a company spokeswoman said on Friday.
“This is still under discussion with various parties,” said Genevieve Hilton, corporate communications for the Asia Pacific region, without revealing when post-decommissioning plans for the units would be concluded.
The lines, with a combined capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year of BDO and THF, were declared to be permanently shut on 15 January.
“Following the permanent shutdown of the BDO and THF facility, we will clean up the site according to BASF’s global standard procedure which complies with the local environmental requirement,” Hilton said.
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