25 April 2013 11:11 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--The restart of the Shell Chemical cracker at Moerdijk in the Netherlands has been delayed a couple of days, market sources said on Thursday.
The cracker, which is the second largest in Europe, has been down for a maintenance turnaround since 9-10 March and was originally due to restart around 28 April, sources said.
Shell Chemicals would not comment on the operational or maintenance status of their plants, but a couple of sources said that they were expecting a formal operational update from the company on Thursday.
The Moerdijk cracker has the capacity to produce 910,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 500,000 tonnes/year of propylene, according to ICIS data.
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