11 August 2010 10:01 [Source: ICIS news]
NAGOYA (ICIS)--Iran Petrochemical Commercial Co’s (IPCC) Pardis I urea plant in Assaluyeh will remain shut for at least a month following an explosion on 4 August, a company source said on Wednesday.
According to reports, a ruptured gas pipe caused the explosion at the Assaluyeh complex, killing five workers and injuring two others.
The Pardis I urea unit, which produces 1.1m tonnes/year of urea, was damaged in the explosion, according to the source.
Meanwhile, IPCC’s new Pardis II unit that can also produce 1.1m tonnes/year of urea at the same site started production on 16 July and was running normally, the source said.
The company’s associated 680,000 tonne/year ammonia plant came on stream in February 2010 and was operating at normal rates as well, the source added.
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