04 June 2013 17:41 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BorsodChem is preparing for its forthcoming planned turnaround at its toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) operations at Kazincbarcika, in Hungary, according to a company source on Tuesday.
The turnaround is expected to start in the last week of July and last for around four weeks.
“Contracts will be covered [during this outage period]”, said the company source.
The maintenance work will be staggered for various products at the Hungarian site during the summer.
BorsodChem’s TDI T1 plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 90,000 tonnes/year, has remained idled since August 2011 for market reasons.
The company’s TDI T2 facility at the site had an initial nameplate capacity of 160,000 tonnes/year at the time of its start-up in 2011.
Previous reports had suggested that the TDI T2 unit may have the design capacity of up to 200,000 tonnes/year. However, there is no official confirmation to substantiate that this has been used, particularly in view of fragile downstream demand amid soft macroeconomic conditions.
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