16 September 2011 17:30 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--NOVA Chemicals has begun a “major” 45-day turnaround at its plants in southern ?xml:namespace>
NOVA said the turnaround, which began on 14 September, includes its production sites at Corunna, Moore and St Clair – all located near
The turnaround will include an overhaul of critical equipment; inspection, cleaning and repair of vessels; piping repairs; electrical system repairs; and capital improvements, NOVA said.
“This project will enable the Corunna facility to process larger volumes of ethane feed,” the company said.
“Installation of the tie-ins this year is expected to eliminate the need for an additional shutdown to complete the project,” it added without commenting on capacities.
According to NOVA, the company’s capacities include 1,800m pounds/year (816,000 tonnes/year) of ethylene at Corunna, 840m pounds/year (380,000 tonnes/year) of polyethylene (PE) at
NOVA Chemicals recently agreed a number of ethane sourcing deals from the Marcellus shale gas region in the
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Additional reporting by Al Greenwood in Houston
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