03 September 2012 16:24 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Borealis’ cracker in Stenungsund, Sweden, is in restart mode, following an outage, a company source said on Monday.
The cracker is expected to reach full operating rates and be producing on-spec material within the next few days, the source added.
Although the cracker is now in restart mode, the force majeure remains in place until full operations have been achieved and on-spec material has been produced, the source said.
Borealis’ other cracker in Porvoo, Finland, is also down, albeit for planned maintenance. The source said the planned maintenance in Porvoo is progressing according to plan. The turnaround 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.
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