Shell to restart olefins unit at German Wesseling site on 27 June

24 June 2011 16:19  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Shell plans to restart the 2A olefins unit at its petrochemicals site in Wesseling, Germany, on 27 June, the international energy and chemicals firm said on Friday.

Shell said the unit would be restarted on Monday following the completion of maintenance work that began on 14 June.

The company did not disclose capacity details.

According to ICIS plants and projects, Shell has two crackers at Wesseling: 2A, with a capacity of 260,000 tonnes/year of ethylene; and 2B, with an ethylene capacity of 240,000 tonnes/year.

Shell said last year it plans to close 2B by the end of 2011 because the unit is no longer competitive.

Nigel Davis contributed to this article

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