04 November 2011 16:08 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BASF Sonatrach PropanChem will shut down its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Tarragona, Spain for repair and extend force majeure on propylene from the unit until early December, a company spokesperson said on Friday.
The force majeure on propylene from the unit had been declared at the end of September following a forced shutdown for technical reasons.
During October, the plant was run at a reduced output of 50% because of ongoing mechanical limitations. Repair work and a complete maintenance turnaround will be undertaken through November
The nameplate capacity of the PDH unit in Tarragona is 350,000 tonnes/year, according to the company.
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