28 July 2010 16:24 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--A fire at Repsol’s petrochemical complex terminal at Sines, ?xml:namespace>
This was contrary to indications from market sources that the 415,000 tonne/year ethylene (C2) cracker at the complex would be closed for a week.
Sources also said the availability of all cracker products at the site, including ethylene (C2), propylene (C3) and pygas, was being assessed.
Repsol spokesman Kristian Rix, however, described Tuesday’s blaze as a “minor incident.”
“The fire actually occurred in a substation in the plant’s port… and was extinguished within minutes,” he said.
The cracker has the capacity to produce 200,000 tonnes/year of propylene, according to ICIS plants and projects data.
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