10 March 2010 15:33 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical said on Wednesday it has restarted its St Charles olefins plant in Louisiana, which had been off line since the last week of February.
The 610,000 tonne/year unit was shut down on 23 February due to a site-wide electrical malfunction, according to a spokesperson.
“The plant came up over the weekend,” the official said.
The latest shutdown - one of many in the US in recent weeks - was the second for the St Charles cracker in less than a month.
The unit also had an unplanned outage at the end of January and was off line for about one week.
Other outages in the US include Shell's 626,000 tonne/year GO-1 Norco cracker in Louisiana, which was shut down in the week ended 19 February for maintenance.
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