INEOS declares force majeure on VCM, PVC at Rafnes, Norway

29 November 2013 14:33  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS ChlorVinyls declared force majeure on its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) units in Rafnes, Norway, after the facility encountered technical problems, a company source said on Friday.

The producer announced the force majeure declaration on 25 November after detecting a technical issue at the VCM unit, the source added.

VCM is a raw material used in PVC production.

“At the moment I cannot say when the issue will be resolved,” the source said.

INEOS ChlorVinyls has sent letters out to its customers informing them of the force majeure, the source added.

The VCM plant is connected with the company's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at the other side of the Frier Fjord, by a 3,500 metre pipeline tunnel.

Details of the VCM and PVC units’ nameplate capacities at Rafnes were not disclosed.

Author: Renee Lawrence

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