Stavrolen's olefins, polymer units back up in Sept after fire - Lukoil

29 August 2012 16:06  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Stavrolen's ethylene (C2), propylene (C3) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) units at its petrochemical facility in Budyennovsk, southern Russia, will restart in September following a fire in December last year, a source at its parent company Lukoil said on Wednesday.

In a separate statement, Dmitry Samatov, minister for industry, energy and communication for the Stavropol regional authority, said that all production facilities are due to fully restart by 15 September.

The Stavrolen plant has capacities to produce 150,000 tonnes/year of C3, 120,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP), 350,000 tonnes/year of C2, and 300,000 tonnes/year of HDPE.

Lukoil had originally pledged to restart the units by April this year, a deadline that was pushed back to July-August. The PP unit restarted on 11 March.

By: Sergei Blagov
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