LyondellBasell restarts ethylene unit at Wesseling, Germany

19 October 2012 13:10  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell is restarting an ethylene unit at its site in Wesseling near Cologne, Germany, following planned maintenance, the international petrochemicals major said on Friday.

In a notice to the site's neighbours, LyondellBasell said the restart of the unit – “Ethylenanlage 6” – would involve flaring and noise. The company brought down the unit in late August for regulatory safety checks and maintenance work.

LyondellBasell did not say when the restart will be completed, and it did not comment on capacities.

According to ICIS plants & projects, LyondellBasell’s production capacities at Wesseling include 1.05m tonne/year of ethylene, from two crackers.


By: Stefan Baumgarten
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