My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

After Hurricane Harvey: Oxea’s production plants in Bay City and Bishop restarted

19-Sep-2017

Oxea announced the successful restart of operations at its production sites in Bay City and Bishop, Texas, USA, after the controlled shutdown due to the landfall of Hurricane Harvey by end of August. The hurricane was one of the most powerful storms to hit the USA for years. Oxea’s units are back in operation mode and have started production of specified material. Although the units are not yet back at full capacities, Oxea was able to repeal Force Majeure for several products. While logistics are still a state-wide challenge, Oxea’s logistics team works closely with its customers to arrange shipments matching with their needs.

“The safety of our employees was of primary concern when we shut down the Bay City and Bishop plants and prepared for the storm. Our thoughts are with the huge number of people whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Salim Al Huthaili, CEO of Oxea. “Now we are working closely with our employees that were significantly affected by the storm and who are dealing with damage and flooding of their personal property and impact on their family and friends. Many Oxea colleagues have volunteered labor, services, and supplies and donated to relief efforts,” he continued.

Due to fortunate circumstances the impact of the hurricane and subsequent flooding were less damaging than forecasted, and only minor issues have been identified at the site. In Bay City, Oxea is currently implementing one of its largest investment projects: the construction of the new propanol production unit “Propanol 2”, scheduled for completion in 2018. The contractors have done an excellent job and secured Oxea's construction site before the storm. The assessment of the Propanol 2 construction site did not identify any significant damages. “Except for a slight schedule delay, the Propanol 2 Project suffered very little impact from Hurricane Harvey,” stated Markus Heuwes, Propanol 2 Project Director at Oxea.

Facts, background information, dossiers
More about OXEA
  • News

    Change in Leadership at Oxea

    The Board of the global chemical company Oxea has appointed Dr. Oliver Borgmeier (50) as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will manage Oxea’s business operations from January 1, 2019 as acting CEO. Dr. Borgmeier has been with the company for more than 13 years, most recently as Executive Vi ... more

    New Executive Vice President Global Marketing & Sales at Oxea

    Oxea has further strengthened its senior management with the hire of Markus Hoschke (46) as its new Executive Vice President Global Marketing & Sales. He will lead all aspects of Oxea’s domestic and international market development efforts. Based at Oxea’s headquarters in Monheim, Germany, ... more

    Oxea Declares Force Majeure for Individual Product Groups

    As the result of a disruption in the operation of a raw material supplier at the site, the chemical company Oxea will have to restrict the supply of certain products from its production plant in Oberhausen, Germany, until further notice. On the night of November 18, 2018, the synthesis gas ... more

  • Companies

    OXEA Corporation

    OXEA, one of the world's largest suppliers of oxo-products, was established in March 2007 by the merger of business units from two large chemical companies. Worldwide, OXEA offers its customers a well-matched product portfolio along the entire value chain of oxo-chemicals. This includes a ... more

    OXEA Services GmbH

    OXEA, one of the world's largest suppliers of oxo-products, was established in March 2007 by the merger of business units from two big chemical companies. OXEA offers its customers worldwide a well-matched product portfolio along the entire value chain of oxo-chemicals. This includes a va ... more

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE