SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has declared force majeure on base chemicals from its ethylene cracker at its Bukom manufacturing site in Singapore on Thursday, following an outage the day before, a company spokeswoman said.
“We had to initiate a shutdown of the ethylene cracker complex at the Pulau Bukom manufacturing site for unplanned maintenance work to repair a compressor, and recovery efforts are underway,” said the spokeswoman.
“As a result, we have declared force majeure on our ability to supply base chemicals customers on 29 September 2016.”
The Bukom site, Shell’s largest wholly owned plant, has a 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery and a steam cracker that produces more than 900,000 tonnes of ethylene per year.
Reporting by Seng Li Peng; Editing by Christian Schmollinger