Qenos communicates about current plant activities that may be of interest to the local community.
Qenos Olefins site had a partial loss of steam supply early this morning the 23rd November which required the SCAL-2 plant to be shutdown to maintain steam supply to the rest of our facilities. The steam system is now operating normally..
The SCAL-2 plant re-start is scheduled to commence tomorrow Friday 24th of November and will take several days. The re-start will require some flaring which is a normal part of the start up process. This start up flaring will be managed to minimise any impact on the community.
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 in the following link:
Altona flare operations
Attached is the Media Statement of the initial assessment of PFAS at Qenos Altona.
Qenos Olefines Plant Maintenance Shutdown
8th November 2017 – 26th November 2017
During November this year, the Olefines Plant on the Botany Industrial Park (BIP), operated by Qenos, is temporarily shutting down to undertake critical maintenance work. As a result of this, you may notice some changes in Site activities.
We anticipate that most of the work will be undertaken in daylight hours Monday-Saturday, but some night-time and Sunday work may be necessary. Night time activities will be carefully controlled to avoid disturbance to areas outside the BIP.
This maintenance work will require additional resources and contractors on-site, but we do not anticipate that additional vehicle movements will inconvenience our neighbours, but we apologise if you do experience any temporary delays.
Qenos Shutdown Nov 2017