Borealis plans imminent restart of Belgian PDH reactor operations

05 January 2012 13:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Borealis plans to restart its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) reactors at Kallo, Belgium, imminently, having fixed technical problems, but the force majeure on propylene at the site remains, said a company source on Thursday.

A decision will be made about lifting the force majeure after the PDH reactors are restarted, added the source from the Austrian-based company.

The PDH reactor operations went down unexpectedly on 19 December because of technical reasons.

The splitter at the site, however, has remained operational during this period.

The overall nameplate propylene capacity at the Kallo site is 480,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS data.

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By: Heidi Finch
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