Czech Spolchemie to restart perc plant soon as flood waters retreat

06 June 2013 15:26  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Czech Republic-based chemicals producer Spolchemie is looking to restart its percloroethylene (perc) plant in the coming days as flood waters reached peak levels and are starting to recede, a company source said Thursday.

The perc plant, situated in Usti nad Labem in the north of the country, was shut down for routine maintenance on 10 May and was originally due to be restarted on 27 May, but was postponed to June 3 due to feedstock supply constraints.

This new restart was then suspended when unusually heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in central Europe last weekend.

“The water has now peaked and is flowing away slowly,” the company source said. “We are waiting for the water levels to reach the point [where it will be safe for us] to restart the plant. If the situation allows it, we will restart production this weekend or early next week.”

No official statement has been made by the company regarding any supply disruptions at the time of publication.

By: Stefan Naidu
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