Germany: Maintenance Inspections Oxea’s Oberhausen Plant Undertakes Planned Turnaround
The plant will remain closed for about four weeks and the firm intends to use this time for modernising its plant and removing production bottlenecks.
Monheim am Rhein/Germany – Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics.
From May 26, 2018, Oxea’s production site in Oberhausen, Germany, will undergo the regular statutory planned turnaround. For an expected four weeks of routine inspections, the facilities at the Oberhausen site will be shut down as part of a coordinated maintenance plan. The company will use this time to implement projects – for example, to eliminate production bottlenecks and to modernise plants according to the latest technological findings.
Planned turnarounds and associated measures contribute to the safe and efficient operation and extend the life of the firm’s plants. The multitude of tasks in this project requires a broad and well-coordinated organisation. For many months, Oxea meticulously prepared itself for this turnaround with about 15 teams from the technical, operational and commercial areas. The company has taken all measures to ensure that the contractual delivery obligations are met even during the turnaround at the Oberhausen plant.