02 August 2013 18:11 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Staggered planned maintenance at BorsodChem’s chlorine, caustic and polvinyl chloride (PVC) operations at Kazincbarcika, Hungary, is under way or due to start, depending on the product, according to two company sources on Friday.
The mercury chlorine plant at the Hungarian site went down for maintenance at the end of July and this is scheduled to continue until mid August. The associated caustic soda operation at the chlorine unit will also see maintenance during the same period.
The membrane chlorine unit is expected to undergo maintenance, along with its associated caustic soda production, in early August, and this is expected to last until the end of the month.
The PVC operation at Kazincbarcika is being reduced ahead of routine maintenance work, which is due to start over the weekend of 3-4 August. The maintenance is expected to last for around two and a half weeks.
The chlorine and caustic soda nameplate capacities were not disclosed. The PVC nameplate capacity was pegged at 400,000 tonnes/year, according to one of the company sources.
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