Ana María Campos complex produces 1.75Mt in 2008

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Venezuela's Ana María Campos petrochemicals complex, located on the eastern coast of lake Maracaibo in Zulia state, produced 1.75Mt in 2008, 93% of planned output for the year, state petrochemical company Pequiven said in a statement.

The complex produces ethylene, chlorine, monovinyl chloride (MVC) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), ammonia and urea.

"In general terms, last year's results are the best in the last six years," said the general manager of the complex, Juan Carlos de Pablos.

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Last year was a period of operational consolidation, the executive added.

This year the aim is to continue to consolidate operations. Pequiven plans to increase capacity of the PVC plant from 120,000t/y to 155,000t/y, the initial phase of which is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2010.