INEOS restarts UK methylene chloride unit after two-week delay

27 November 2012 14:56  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS ChlorVinyls restarted its methylene chloride plant in Runcorn, the UK, early last week after a shutdown that lasted approximately six weeks, a company source said on Tuesday.

The producer began a one-month annual maintenance turnaround at the site during the weekend of 6-7 October, but the plant did not restart on schedule.

The company did not provide any details concerning the reason for the extended outage.

Sufficient inventories were built up to cover the producer’s contractual commitments during the planned turnaround, but these were largely exhausted by the time the plant restarted, the source said.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS data.

Other methylene chloride producers in Europe include Solvay, AkzoNobel, KEM ONE, and Dow.

By: Samuel Weatherlake
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