26 October 2011 23:01 [Source: ICIS news]
CARACAS (ICIS)--Venezuelan state petrochemical producer Pequiven completed major maintenance at the Jose Antonio Anzoategui complex, the company said on Wednesday.
A lagoon that holds 60,000 cubic meters of water was drained and had its bottom membrane and other features replaced, Pequiven said.
The water in the lagoon is vital for the complex, according to a Pequiven official.
The companies that use the water from the lagoon include Metor, Fertinitro, Super Metanol and Super Octanos, Pequiven said. Pequiven did not say if these companies reduced production as a result of the maintenance.
A similar lagoon will undergo the same procedure at some point in 2012, the source said.
Last week, private chemical processors at a trade show said the lack of maintenance was one of the main cause of the nation's resins deficit.
Venezuela needs to import some 88,000 tonnes/year of resin.
By Carlos Camacho
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