Ellba Eastern lifts force majeure on supply from SM/PO plant

27 September 2013 09:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Ellba Eastern has lifted the force majeure on the supply from its styrene monomer (SM)/propylene oxide (PO) plant at Jurong Island in Singapore, a company spokesperson said on Friday.

“We can confirm that Ellba Eastern has informed Shell of the end of the force majeure event on 26 September 2013,“ the spokesperson added.

The company on 16 September declared force majeure on supply to its owners Shell and BASF who each have a 50% stake in the company.

Shell did not respond to queries regarding the current operations of the plant which has a nameplate SM capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year and a PO capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year.

The SM/PO plant was heard to be unable to restart successfully on 24 September, but was subsequently restarted on 25 September.

The company is a 50:50 joint venture of Anglo-Dutch energy major Shell and German chemicals giant BASF.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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