09 December 2011 17:07 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BASF Sonatrach PropanChem’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at ?xml:namespace>
It is running at low rates, but with an imminent ramp-up phase.
The existing force majeure on propylene supplies from the site is expected to be lifted next week, added the spokesperson.
Last week the company said the unit was due to restart between 5-7 December and the FM would be removed shortly afterwards.
At the end of September, the unit unexpectedly shut down for technical reasons and the force majeure on propylene came into effect.
The unit was running again in October, albeit at reduced rates because of ongoing technical limitations and as a result was taken down in early November for additional repair and maintenance work.
Previous reports suggested that the outage was due to last until early December and the force majeure was also extended till then.
The nameplate capacity of the PDH unit in
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