BSP Spanish PDH unit returns to normal ops after technical issues

27 June 2013 11:45  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF Sonatrach PropanChem (BSP)’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Tarragona, Spain, has returned to normal operations, following the resolution of recent technical problems, as confirmed by a company source on Thursday.

“Our plant is running normally since last Friday”, said the company source.

The unit, which has the capacity to produce 350,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was shut down earlier in June and repair work has since been carried out.

Previous reports suggested that the restart of the unit would take place in the last week of June.

The PDH unit underwent planned maintenance in February-March.

BSP is a 50:50 joint venture between Germany’s BASF and Algerian oil and gas producer Sonatrach.

By: Heidi Finch
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