Romania Rompetrol restarts Navodari LDPE plant

29 January 2009 11:47  [Source: ICIS news]

BUCHAREST (ICIS news)--Romania Rompetrol Rafinare's will restart its 60,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Navodari, eastern Romania, and expects full production from 1 February, the company said on Thursday.

"We are now ready to fully restart activity. Some 130 workers will come back to work,” said a company spokesperson.  

“Furthermore, we hope to find solutions soon to [also] restart our 60,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant," the spokesperson added.  

Late last November, Rompetrol Rafinare decided to reduce its polymers output by 55% until the end of January and temporarily cut 130 jobs in order to reduce costs.

Rompetrol Rafinare is part of Romanian oil refiner Rompetrol Group, which is majority-owned by KazMunaiGaz (KMG) and operates the Vega and Petromidia refineries.

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By: Marian Chiriac
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