26 April 2013 19:19 [Source: ICIS news]
"We are preparing for our shutdown…. It will go down today. The last week of May it will restart," the source said.
BASF capacity in Antwerp includes 500,000 tonnes/year of EO and 350,000 tonnes/year of EG.
The outage coincides with a catalyst change at INEOS Oxide's EO/EG Antwerp site, which has an EO capacity of 420,000 tonnes/year and 290,000 tonnes/year of EG, according to ICIS.
Dow Chemical is back up and running following a maintenance turnaround at its 165,000 tonne/year EO plant in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, a company source said.
($1 = €0.77)
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