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Fire at Karpatneftekhim did not affect its work

January 20/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) - A fire broke out on the territory of Karpatneftekhim LLC, the largest petrochemical enterprise in Ukraine on Friday afternoon, 15 January.  The fire was quickly extinguished and did not affect the operations at the plant, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The Rescue Service received a message about a fire on the territory of Karpatneftekhim LLC on Friday, January 15, at 14:40. There was a flare combustion of the pyrolysis furnace (dichloroethane). The fire was quickly extinguished, and, according to the representatives of the enterprise, did not affect the activities of Karpatneftekhim.

The production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is operating normally within the planned targets.

Earlier it was reported that in January 2019 Karpatneftekhim announced force majeure for the supply of ethylene and propylene from the olefin complex in Kalush due to a fire that led to a halt in production. The fire broke out at the producer"s polyolefin production on 12 January, 2019 at 21:08 and was extinguished at 10:44 the next day.

In addition, at the end of June 2020, a lightning strike caught fire at the Karpatneftekhim enterprise. Also, on 6 June, 2020, a fire also occurred in the Karpatneftekhim pyrolysis workshop. The production process was not stopped.

LLC "Karpatneftekhim", created on the basis of the facilities of the Kalush "Oriana", produces ethylene, polyethylene, vinyl chloride, caustic soda, chlorine and suspension PVC. According to the state register, the owner of the LLC is Karpaty Chemical BV (Netherlands), the beneficiaries of which, without specifying the shares, are the owner of the Tekhinservice industrial group Igor Shutskiy and the ex-head of the Ukrainian business of LUKOIL Ilham Mamedov.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, PE, SPVC, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, Karpatneftekhim.
Category:General News
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