Corrected: Solvin prepares for PVC, VCM summer turnarounds across EU sites

13 June 2013 17:51  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined: “Solvin prepares for PVC, VCM summer turnarounds across EU sites” dated 13 June 2013, the line “SolVin has the nameplate capacity to produce 250,000 tonnes/year of PVC in Berre” in the fourth paragraph has been removed because Solvin has no PVC capacity in Berre ... A corrected story follows.

LONDON (ICIS)--SolVin is preparing forthcoming maintenance turnarounds at its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) operations across Europe, which are expected to take place over the summer, a company source said on Thursday

The maintenance programme is routine and it will be staggered per production line at various sites and will start in mid-June and last until September, added the company source.

The maintenance turnaround is expected to coincide with lower demand during the summer holiday period. The source said stocks are being built in advance so that contracts are covered during this outage period.

SolVin has the nameplate capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes/year of PVC and 260,000 tonnes/year of VCM at its French site in Tavaux.

In Rheinberg, Germany, SolVin has the capacity to manufacture 320,000 tonnes/year of PVC and 255,000 tonnes/year of VCM.

At its site Belgium site in Jemeppe, the company’s nameplate capacity is 420,000 tonnes/year for PVC and 260,000 tonnes/year for VCM, according to the ICIS Plants and Projects database.

By: Heidi Finch
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