Repsol shuts Tarragona cracker for planned maintenance

02 October 2013 14:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Spanish chemicals producer Repsol's cracker based at Tarragona is now down for planned maintenance, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

"The Tarragona cracker is on a planned maintenance as from yesterday, 1 October," the spokesperson said.

The cracker, which will be offline for the next two months, is the last of a handful of European crackers slated for maintenance in the September-November period.

The cracker currently has the capacity to produce 702,000 tonnes/year of ethylene.

In related news, Repsol earlier announced that it would be downsizing the capacity of its Puertollano cracker effective 2015 as part of an optimisation process.

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