At 1:45pm on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, the Qenos Olefins SCAL-2 plant experienced an instrument system malfunction which required the SCAL-2 plant to be shutdown. During the initial phase of the shutdown, there was some significant flaring. The instrument system is currently undergoing repair, after which the plant will be returned to production. This will take several days to complete, during which time the flare will be in operation. The plant start up schedule is being managed to minimise the level of evening and overnight flaring to the extent practical.
We remain mindful of our actions and Qenos aims to complete this plant start up with minimal impact or concern to our neighbours and community.
Time: 1:45 pm
Location: Qenos Olefins
In October 2017 contractors from Coffey Environments Pty Ltd will be out in the northern part of Altona sampling groundwater. This regular monitoring work is being done on behalf of Dow Chemical to help assess the performance of groundwater remediation systems in place on the company’s manufacturing site.
If you have any questions or for more information please contact:
Taimor Hazou at Dow Chemical, Public Affairs
+61 3 9956 7593 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Qenos has completed the maintenance of the Olefins site SCAL-1 plant over the weekend of 7th and 8th October and will be restarting the plant over the next two to three days.
The flare will be in operation during the start up and will be managed to minimise the community impact.
Flares are used to safely burn waste gases which cannot be recovered or recycled in the processing plants. Further information about flares at Altona can be found on the Qenos website