IIR Energy has reported on some key planned and unplanned ethylene cracker turnarounds as seen below.

  • Westlake Petrochemicals is currently in the process of restarting its 1.25 Billion Lbs/yr Petro 1 Ethylene unit located at the Sulphur, Louisiana plant. The unit was shut down on April 17th, 2016 to perform a planned maintenance turnaround and tie-ins for an expansion. Restart of the unit includes approximately 250 Million Lbs/yr of added capacity bringing the unit to 1.5 Billion Lbs/yr.

  • LyondellBasell has shut down its 1,130 Million Lbs/yr Ethylene unit and downstream Polyethylene units located at the Morris, Illinois plant for planned maintenance. The approximately 60-Day planned maintenance turnaround has restarted July 22, 2016.

  • Dow Chemical remains shut down at its 1.65 Billion Lbs/yr Propane Dehydrogenation unit located at the Freeport (Oyster Creek), Texas plant. The unit was brought offline on July 12, 2016 due to a mechanical failure.

  • Osaka Petrochemical Industries Limited has successfully restarted the 1,102 M Lbs/yr Ethylene Unit located at the Takaishi, Osaka Japan Chemical Plant on July 21, 2016. The unit was shutdown for planned repairs on June 22, 2016.

  • Versalis Europe (formally Polimeri Europa) is still on-schedule to perform a 2-month plant-wide maintenance shutdown at its Dunkerque Nord Petrochemicals, France. The 837 MM Lbs/yr Ethylene Steam Cracker and associated Units will shutdown for maintenance from August 26, 2016.

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