Indorama delays startup of Rotterdam PET expansion to November

26 October 2012 09:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Thailand-based Indorama Ventures has delayed the startup of its 200,000 tonne/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) expansion in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from the end of October to the middle of November following a small explosion earlier this month, a company source said late on Thursday.

"We expect to be commissioning the plant in the middle of November, a delay of approximately one month," the source said.

This is four months later than originally planned.

The additional tonnes will bring the total nameplate capacity to 390,000 tonnes/year.

The incident, which Indorama described as a "small contained explosion" in a letter to its customers dated 15 October, happened on 14 October.

There was no impact on customers.

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