Repsol to attempt Tarragona cracker restart this weekend

12 December 2013 20:07  [Source: ICIS news]

New York (ICIS)—Repsol’s cracker at Tarragona in Spain is scheduled to have its first feed intake on 15 December,  a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The cracker, which has the capacity to produce 702,000 tonnes of ethylene, has been offline since 1 October. Restart following the scheduled maintenance was originally planned for around 25 November, but technical problems have since delayed the restart process.

A company source said earlier this week that it could be a couple of weeks before the cracker was back online.

The downstream polyethylene units at Tarragona have recently come back on line following a maintenance shutdown.

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By: Nel Weddle
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