Borealis declares propylene FM after unexpected PDH reactor shutdown

22 December 2011 17:15  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Borealispropane dehydrogenation (PDH) reactors at Kallo, Belgium, have been unexpectedly shut down, resulting in a force majeure declaration on propylene, a source at the Austria-based petrochemicals and plastics firm said on Thursday.

The PDH reactor operations went down early on 19 December for technical reasons, with an estimated restart expected around 5 January. The splitter at the site, however, is still running.

Previous reports suggest that the nameplate capacity of the splitter at the site is 480,000 tonnes/year, while the PDH reactor has the capacity to produce 240,000 tonnes/year of propylene from propane feedstock.

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By: Heidi Finch
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