06 November 2012 10:38 [Source: ICIS news]
The company is a 50:50 joint venture company by Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell and Germany’s BASF.
“We can confirm that Ellba Eastern has informed BASF of the end of the Force Majeure event on 5 November 2012,” said a BASF spokesperson in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.
Ellba Eastern's Singapore plant has a nameplate PO capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year and a nameplate SM capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year.
On 21 October, Ellba Eastern had again declared a force majeure on SM and PO supply, after running into operating difficulties in its attempt to restart its PO/SM plant in Jurong Island following the unit’s unexpected shutdown on 5-6 October.
An estimated 15,000-17,000 tonnes of PO supply to China for mid-October to mid-November may have been affected because of Ellba Eastern’s production woes last month, sources close to the company said.
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