SABIC No 4 cracker at Geleen back on line after outage

08 October 2012 14:41  [Source: ICIS news]

BUDAPEST (ICIS)--SABIC Europe’s No 4 cracker at Geleen in the Netherlands has restarted after an unplanned outage, a company source said on Monday.

The source added that it expected on-spec olefins production by the end of the day on Monday.

The cracker, which has the capacity to produce 675,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, was taken down over the 29-30 September weekend because of a technical problem.

Restart had been expected on 5 October.

The cracker 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)

By: Nel Weddle
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