Processing Magazine

Dow Prepares to Start Dutch Ethylene Unit Following Maintenance

May 12, 2011

Bloomberg reports that Dow Chemical Co. is preparing to start an ethylene unit at its Terneuzen chemicals site in the Netherlands following a halt in March for planned maintenance. Cracker 1, along with other chemical processing units at the facility, was shut in mid-March for the work and was scheduled to be started at the beginning of May. The cracker is one of three on site with capacity to produce 580,000 metric tons of ethylene a year. Dow’s Terneuzen site has a total capacity of 1.81 million tons a year.