03 July 2013 12:55 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Russian ethanolamines producer Sintez has been forced to reduce production at its facility in Dzerzhinsk, Russia, because of problems with the supply of major feedstock ethylene oxide (EO), a company source confirmed on Wednesday.
“After restarting for about two days, our supplier declared force majeure. It stopped the cracking unit and its EO and glycols unit," the source said.
“We had to stop the old unit immediately and the new one is working at 50%.”
The company source was unable to give a time frame as to when the feedstock problems might be resolved.
Sintez has two units at its Dzerhinsk site.
The largest has the capacity to produce 25,000 tonnes/year of ethanolamines and the smaller, older facility can produce 15,000 tonnes/year.
The facility shut down on 7 June for planned maintenance and restarted on 28 June.
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