09 October 2012 10:17 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds confirmation from Shell and BASF, with recasts throughout)
Shell and BASF, the 50:50 joint venture partners in Ellba Eastern, have confirmed the force majeure declaration that took effect on 7 October.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and will inform our customers if there are further developments,” a Shell spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement.
Ellba Eastern, in a notification sent to customers, said that the FM was issued because of a “mechanical breakdown” at its SM/PO plant in
The plant can produce 550,000 tonnes/year of SM and 250,000 tonnes/year of
Initial reporting by Clive Ong
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