EuroChem shuts Russia petrochemical complex for maintenance

07 April 2011 11:57  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--A maintenance shutdown at EuroChems complex in Nevinnomyssk, southern Russia, has gone ahead as planned, a company source said on Thursday.

The whole of Moscow-headquartered EuroChem’s site shut down on 1 April, including a 150,000 tonne/year acetic acid unit and another producing 18,000 tonnes/year of butyl acetate (butac).

Routine maintenance is expected to take four to six weeks but a specific restart date is not known.

Most contractual obligations will be fulfilled during the outage, though some volumes will be “curtailed a little”, the source added.

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By: Jane Massingham
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