Unplanned shutdown for INEOS Oxide's PO/MPG plant in Cologne

17 November 2011 17:18  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS Oxide’s propylene oxide(PO)/monopropylene glycol (MPG) operations in Cologne, Germany, are off line because of technical problems, a source at the Swiss-headquartered chemicals producer said on Thursday.

The PO unit went down unexpectedly over the weekend of 12-13 November, because of mechanical constraints and this resulted in the shutdown of the downstream MPG unit.

The company source said its supply situation is challenging, but manageable for the time being and that it is working with customers to postpone deliveries and re-source product.

A restart date for the PO/MPG facilities has not yet been disclosed.

The Cologne operations have nameplate capacities of 210,000 tonnes/year for PO and 135,000 tonnes/year for MPG, according to ICIS data.

For more on PO please visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Heidi Finch
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