SABIC's No 4 Geleen cracker offline due to technical issue

03 October 2012 10:22  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--SABIC Europe’s No 4 cracker at Geleen in the Netherlands has been offline since the 29-30 September weekend because of a technical problem, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

“We had a problem with one of the cooling machines,” she said.

She added: “We stopped the cracker last weekend and are solving the issue as we speak. We plan to start up again this Friday [5 October].”

The cracker, which has the capacity to produce 675,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, is one of two operated by SABIC at the site. The other cracker, No 3, has a nameplate capacity of 575,000 tonnes/year of ethylene.

($1 = €0.77)

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