19 May 2010 11:37 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical’s No 2 cracker at Terneuzen, the Netherlands, is back up and running at full rates following an unexpected shutdown, a company source said on Wednesday.
“The restart went well and [the plant] is running at capacity,” the source added.
The cracker, one of three operated by Dow at the site, tripped on 5 May, but was in restart mode by the end of last week.
The No 2 cracker has the capacity to produce 590,000 tonnes/year ethylene and 295,000 tonnes/year propylene, according to ICIS plants and projects data.
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June contract discussions were due to get under way this week. No specific figures were divulged, but sellers were expected to look for an increase.
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