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DuPont’s Orange olefins unit returns to service, on-spec
HOUSTON, February 10, 2017 (PCW) – DuPont’s 1.5 billion lbs/yr Orange olefins unit has returned to service with on-spec production.
It went down in late January after a site-wide electrical outage. The unit represents 2.32% of total US ethylene production capacity and can consume 40,000 b/d of ethane.
According to company executives in an earnings call in late Jan a planned “mini-turnaround” at the plant is planned for 2Q. -- Samantha Hartke