LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS Oxide experienced problems
with it ethylene oxide (EO) plant in Cologne,
Germany, on 14 November that resulted in a
force majeure declaration shortly
after, a company source confirmed on Friday.
“The force majeure was due to a technical issue we had in our Cologne plant on Saturday,” the source said.
The unit has a design capacity of 290,000 tonnes/year of EO and 150,000 tonnes/year of EG.
Customers were informed on Monday, although some may not have received the official letter until Tuesday, the source added.
Force majeure is applicable to EO and downstream monoethylene glycol (MEG) and diethylene glycol (DEG).
“We can manage on TEG [triethylene glycol],” the source said.
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