Oxochimie concludes Lavera oxo-alcohols plant turnaround

23 October 2013 16:01 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Oxochimie has ended a planned three-week turnaround at its oxo-alcohols plant in Lavera, France, a source at Arkema said on Wednesday.

The plant restarted on schedule at the weekend, the source said. The shutdown began during the weekend of 28-29 September.

The Arkema source had previously said that the turnaround would allow for a boiler change at the plant.

The Oxochimie complex at Lavera has a nameplate capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), 150,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA) and 30,000 tonnes/year of isobutanol (IBA), according to ICIS data.

The Arkema source had declined to comment on plant capacities.

France’s Arkema is a joint venture partner in Oxochimie, along with Switzerland-headquartered INEOS Oxide.

By Samuel Weatherlake