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INEOS ChlorVinyls shut its plant on gas leak

February 08/2012

(chemmonitor) -- A European producer INEOS ChlorVinyls brought its chlorine unit at Wilhelmshaven site off stream (Germany) on the back of a minor gas escape. 


The plant was shut immediately right after the accident happened for safety.

No one amid local citizens and plants staff was injured in the accident.

The company produces about 190,000 tonnes of caustic soda, 168,000 tonnes of chlorine, 400,000 tonnes of vinyl chloride and 380,000 tonnes of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) per annum at Wilhelmshaven site.

The information about the restart of the plant is unclear.
Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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