13 June 2013 12:23 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BASF-Sonatrach Propanchem (BSP) has shut down its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Tarragona, Spain, for technical reasons, a company source said on Thursday.
The unit, which has the capacity to produce 350,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was “shut down some days ago” and repair is underway.
Restart is expected in the last week of June.
The PDH underwent planned maintenance in February-March.
BSP is a 50:50 joint venture between Germany’s BASF and Algerian oil and gas producer Sonatrach. Sonatrach has been seen offering out a propane cargo as a result.
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