Brazil’s Braskem is restarting chlor-alkali unit in Alagoas.

09 June 2011 20:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil-based Braskem is resuming operations at its chlor-alkali plant that was closed because of safety issues, the company said on Thursday.

Braskem said its facility in the state of Alagoas has implemented additional safety measures to avoid accidents such as the chlorine leak on 21 May and a pipeline burst on 23 May. Production had been halted since.

The company added that technical support for the measures was provided by international consulting firm Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

The plant was inspected and the additional safety measures were ensured by several authorities.

“As such, the chlor-alkali unit in the state of Alagoas will resume its production activities,” Braskem said, without specifying utilisation rates. 

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By: Hellen Berger
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