24 May 2012 16:30 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Qafco is undergoing a planned partial shutdown at its 60,000 tonne/year melamine plant in Mesaieed, Qatar, a source at the Qatari fertilizer company said on Thursday.
The outage started earlier this week and is expected to continue until June, with a reduced output of 90 tonnes/day.
“Our plant will start by the beginning of June 2012, and we are producing 90 tonnes/day,” the source said.
Qafco is located in Mesaieed Industrial City, near Doha, on the east coast of the Qatar peninsula.
Despite good availability and poor demand, second-quarter melamine contracts in Europe settled at a slight increase on firm feedstock costs, and the need to recover lost margins.
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