SABIC confirms restart of UK cracker

14 July 2014 10:02 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--SABIC Europe’s cracker in Wilton, the UK, is back online after experiencing some difficulties restarting following planned maintenance, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

“The cracker is back up and running,” the spokesperson said.

Local media reports had suggested last week that the company hoped to complete the restart of the cracker by 11 July.

According to the reports, “a number of technical difficulties” had led to delays during the restart of the 865,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker.

The cracker had been down for planned maintenance since 5 May.

SABIC’s butadiene (BD) unit at the site was also down for maintainance alongside the cracker but its current status was unclear.

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By Nel Weddle