11 March 2009 16:51 [Source: ICIS news]
“We had originally planned to stop earlier, but it was delayed because of the cold weather,” the source added.
The outage was a combination of routine maintenance as well as rectifying an existing problem, which was not detailed.
The unit, with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, was in the process of increasing rates to the full nameplate capacity in order to prepare stocks ahead of the outage.
The plant produces mono-ethanolamine for captive use and di-ethanolamine for the open market. All contractual obligations were expected to be fulfilled during the “approximate one week” outage.
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