30 April 2012 15:10 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian chemical company Usolyekhimprom lost its electricity supply on Monday after a fire that disabled a power plant in the Siberian town of Usolye, a local government department said.
Usolyekhimprom and residential areas, where 35,000 people live, were cut off following the blaze at thermopower plant No 11, the emergency situations department of the ?xml:namespace>
The power plant is expected to be repaired later this week, according to the statement.
In 2009-2011, Usolyekhimprom shut down its 60,000 tonne/year caustic soda facility and limited calcium carbide, hydrogen peroxide and trichloroethane production. Usolyekhimprom does not disclose its current output volumes.
Nitol has announced plans to build a new facility to produce 3,500 tonnes/year of semicrystal silicon at the premises of Usolyekhimprom. The silicon production is due to account for 90% of the Usolyekhimprom's total output by 2015, according to Nitol.
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