28 August 2012 10:42 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical shut its facilities in Yeosu for about two hours on Tuesday because of a power outage as Typhoon Bolaven swept through the western coast of the country, a company source said.
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Two of Hanwha Chemical’s polyethylene (PE) plants at Yeosu were shut at 6:30
The two plants produce linear low density PE (LLDPE) with a combined capacity of 224,000 tonnes/year, the source said.
The PE plants were restarted after about two hours and their production has been raised back to 100%, the source said.
Hanwha Chemical’s other PE plants at Yeosu, consisting of a 155,000 tonne/year LLDPE plant, and two low density PE (LDPE) plants with a combined capacity of 327,000 tonnes/year were not affected by the typhoon, he said.
Among its other plants that were briefly shut by the power outage include a 680,000 dry metric tonne/year caustic soda; 430,000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride; 360,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer, and; 350,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride plants, a source close to the company said.
Production loss for the chlor-alkali and PVC units is minimal, the source said.
Additional reporting by Feliana Widjaja
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