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Shell plans to restart Moerdijk cracker in H2 December

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 19/11/2015 (13:35)
According to market sources, Shell is planning to restart its Moerdijk cracker in the Netherlands in the second half of December. However, the exact restart date is still unclear. The company reportedly completed initial assessments regarding the outage at the site.

Shell declared a force majeure at its Moerdijk site on November 13. The company had halted production at the site because of a fire on November 11.

The Moerdijk site can produce 900,000 tons/year of ethylene, 450,000 tons/year of propylene, 550,000 tons/year of benzene and 450,000 tons/year of styrene. The company also has downstream units at the same complex.

Meanwhile, Shell is en route to restart its German Wesseling cracker. The company had announced a force majeure from its Wesseling cracker due to a fire on the site which occurred on May 10. The cracker has a production capacity of 260,000 tons/year of ethylene.
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