04 Dec – LyondellBasell shut down big crackers in Wesseling after trouble
Olefine: LyondellBasell shut down big crackers in Wesseling after trouble
The larger of the two crackers at the Wesseling site claims that the plastics manufacturer LyondellBasell (LYB, Houston, Texas / US; www.lyondellbasell.com) shut down "due to a system failure." LYB cited details of the cause of the failure and the possible downtime as KI On the evening of December 3, 2018, the shutdown was associated with short-term torch activity, the company said.
According to the KI database Polyglobe (www.polyglobe.net), the cracker has a capacity of 760,000 tpy of ethylene and 335,000 tpy of propylene. The smaller of the two crackers at the site has capacities of 290,000 yat C2 and 300,000 yat C3. He obviously is not affected by the problems.
The capacities of the downstream polymer plants are 770,000 tpd HD-HD, 430,000 tpd of PE-LD and 370,000 tpy of PP