07 September 2012 12:57 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--US-based chemical producer Huntsman has re-opened a Welsh amines plant after a brief closure following the discovery of a bomb on the site, the facility’s manager said on Friday.
Based in Llaneli, south Wales, the plant had been shut down on Wednesday when a routine maintenance excavation uncovered a World War II bomb, which led to an immediate evacuation and closure of the facility, according to site manager Phil Parry. Work began on restarting the plant this morning.
The event has had no effect on production or on customer orders at the site, Parry said.
“There has been no customer impact other than the immediate deliveries that were supposed to go out yesterday, which were rearranged in accordance with our customer service group. There is no issue for the plant other than the impact of putting the unit down while we dealt with the bomb incident,” Parry added.
Hunstman completed an expansion of the site in June, ramping up production of polyetheramines, Diglycolamine agent and morpholine. The site currently produces 25,000 tonnes/year of specialty amines, according to site manager.
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