Versalis Brindisi cracker returns to full capacity

23 April 2014 15:57 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Operations at ENI subsidiary Versalis' Brindisi cracker in Italy have returned to full capacity in line with expectations, a company source said on Wednesday.

It follows a recent electrical interruption which had resulted in an unplanned outage on 10 April.

The outage at cracker, which has the capacity to produce 440,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, was originally expected to last 24-48 hours.

In related news, Versalis idled its Porto Marghera cracker in February for six months as part of a €200m overhaul at the site in a bid to regain competitiveness.

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By Nel Weddle