Borealis declares FM on Stenungsund cracker products, feedstock

24 August 2012 14:08  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Borealis has declared force majeure on its cracker products and feedstock following an unplanned outage at its Stenungsund site in Sweden, a company source said on Friday.

The cracker was affected by a power trip earlier this week and remained off line, the source said. The company’s other cracker at Porvoo in Finland is also down, albeit for planned maintenance since the start of this week which is expected to last until early October.

The Stenungsund cracker has a nameplate capacity of 625,000 tonnes/year and the Porvoo cracker 380,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

In related news, Borealis’s 350,000/tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Stenungsund is down following mechanical failure at the cracker at the site, the company said on thursday.

The LDPE plant, which had been due to be brought down for a three-week maintenance outage in three weeks’ time, will undergo its maintenance now. The company’s force majeure does not extend to polymers.


By: Heidi Finch
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