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Naphtachimie cracker at Lavéra to restart partially in March

9:09 AM MST | January 28, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The Naphtachimie steam cracker at Lavéra, France, is expected to restart operations partially during the first half of March, IHS Chemical says. The cracker sustained a fire in its CT1 gas compressor in late December 2012, a few weeks after restarting following a planned outage. The fire caused all production to be halted at the site. The cracker, a 50-50 joint venture between Ineos and Total, has capacities including 740,000 m.t./year of ethylene; 510,000 m.t./year of propylene; and 120,000 m.t./year of...

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