March 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Maintenance spending to reach $250 million in ethylene market

A database from Industrial Information Resources, Inc. (IIR) hasidentified over 44 major maintenance turnarounds representing over$250 million in expenditures. These are scheduled to take place atU.S...

A database from Industrial Information Resources, Inc. (IIR) has identified over 44 major maintenance turnarounds representing over $250 million in expenditures. These are scheduled to take place at U.S. plants over the next three years. Five major ethylene unit turnarounds are planned for first-quarter 2002, with 19 scheduled turnarounds planned for the entire year. The units with planned turnarounds for first-quarter 2002 represent approximately seven billion pounds per year of ethylene capacity. Despite these large turnarounds, nearly four billion pounds of new ethylene capacity are planned to come online during first-quarter 2002. Typically, major ethylene unit turna

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