23 March 2011 16:34 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) will reduce its melamine output in the second quarter in order to carry out work on its Melamine I plant, and will have to close Melamine II because of problems with its reactor, a source at the Polish company said on Wednesday.
“We will have maintenance on Mel I in the second quarter and will have to stop Mel II because of reactor problems,” said the source.
Maintenance was likely to take place in April or May, the ZAP source added.
Because of this, the Pulawy-based company will only be offering the necessary minimum contract volumes and will be out of the spot market in the second quarter.
"We will definitely not be able to offer additional quantities in the next quarter," the source said.
Following electrical problems on Tuesday, ZAP had to shut its Melamine I plant and plans to restart it at the end of this week.
Melamine I has the capacity to produce 32,000 tonnes/year of melamine, while Melamine II can produce 30,000 tonnes/year.
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