BorsodChem TDI T2 unit remains off line for ongoing repairs

16 September 2013 17:47  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BorsodChem’s toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) T2 facility in Kazincbarcika, Hungary, remains down because of ongoing repair work, and the existing force majeure on TDI at the site remains in place, a company source said on Monday.

The TDI T2 unit is expected to resume output by the end of this week, if not before, added the company source.

At the end of August, BorsodChem experienced a failed restart at its TDI T2 plant because of a serious technical issue and the unit has been off line since then. A force majeure on TDI at the site has been in place during the same period. 

Prior to this, the Hungarian TDI T2 plant had undergone a planned maintenance turnaround from late July, which was originally scheduled to last for around four weeks.

The design capacity at the TDI T2 plant is 200,000 tonnes/year, according to the company source. The smaller TDI T1 facility also at the Hungarian site, however, remains idled since August 2011 for market and profitability reasons.

By: Heidi Finch
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