Russian Sintez delays ethanolamines unit start up

17 July 2012 13:43  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Russia-based Sintez has delayed restarting the larger of two ethanolamines units at its plant in Dzerzhinsk, as repairs finish, a source at the producer said on Tuesday.

The unit was expected to come back on stream on 16 July, but this has now been scheduled for later in the month.

“We are due back on stream and the schedule was yesterday, but for some reasons we have a new date. It is a work in progress, but next Monday we will have clear dates,” the source said.

The source at Sintez added the company was currently finishing repairs and informing its customers that it will restart by the end of July.

Total ethanolamines capacity at the site is 40,000 tonnes/year. 

Sintez’s newer unit, built in 2001, has the capacity to produce 25,000 tonnes/year of ethanolamines, while its second facility dating back to 1948 has the capacity to produce 15,000 tonnes/year of material.

By: Julia Meehan
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