Wilmar fatty alcohols Rotterdam plant to face min start-up delay

15 May 2013 12:08  [Source: ICIS news]

(recasts clarifying in headline, lead that the plant is owned by Wilmar)

LONDON (ICIS)--The start-up of Wilmar International’s natural fatty alcohols plant at Huntsman’s chemical site in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will face only “minimal delays” and will be up and running by the end of the third quarter, a source at Singapore-headquartered agribusiness company Wilmar said on Wednesday.

European fatty alcohol participants had feared lengthy delays to the start-up of the plant, but the source said the setback was “only minimal”.

“I expect the plant to be up and running at the end of the third quarter,” the source said.

No reason was given for the delay.

The 120,000 tonne/year plant is owned by Wilmar and is in Huntsman's 85 hectare chemical site in Rozenburg in Rotterdam.

The plant will supply natural alcohols to US surfactant producer Huntsman, as well as the European market.

By: Neha Popat
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