BSP shuts down Tarragona, Spain, PDH unit for technical reasons

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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