25 October 2012 13:46 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Shell Chemicals Europe has lifted its force majeure on ethylene oxide (EO) production in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.
“We would like to inform you that this force majeure situation has been lifted today,” said Wim van de Wiel, a Shell press officer.
“The necessary repairs at the EO plant … are finalised and production is restored to stable levels”, he added.
A buyer said on Tuesday that the plant had restarted the previous day, but this was not confirmed by Shell.
Another EO buyer said on 18 October that Shell had declared force majeure on EO supplies from Moerdijk. A company source declined to comment on the situation at the time.
Shell’s Moerdijk facility has a nameplate EO equivalent (EOE) capacity of 305,000 tonnes/year, and 155,000 tonnes/year of ethylene glycol production.
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