Repsol delays restart of PO/SM Tarragona plant

11 October 2011 12:17  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The restart of oil company Repsol’s propylene oxide (PO)/styrene monomer (SM) facility at Tarragona, Spain, has been delayed, following recent maintenance work, a company source said on Tuesday.

Repsol’s availability for PO, SM and derivatives – namely, monopropylene glycol (MPG) and polyols – at the Tarragona site has been affected because of the extended outage, but contracts are still being covered.

The company source declined, however, to comment on whether the maintenance was planned or unplanned, or to disclose precise details about when it started or its possible duration.

“We are working to minimise the delay in the start-up and return to [a] normal operating situation as soon as possible,” the source stated.

The Tarragona site’s nameplate capacity for PO is 200,000 tonnes/year and 63,000 tonnes/year for MPG, according to the company.

The site produces up to 465,000 tonnes/year of SM, according to ICIS plants and projects database. Nameplate capacity details for polyols are not available.

For more on Repsol visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Heidi Finch
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