ALTONA COMMUNITY INFORMATION
This section of the website contains information and reports relating to Qenos Altona Operations for use by the community and other stakeholders.
Qenos Olefins site has experienced two elevated flaring events in the past week that will have been observed by the community. On Wednesday 27th of September there was some flaring when a section of the SCAL-1 plant was shutdown for some unplanned maintenance. On Sunday 1st October at 8:45pm the SCAL-2 plant's production went off specification and was diverted to the flare until 11.00 pm when it returned to specification. This flaring was very bright and with the atmospheric conditions creating a glow in the sky in the Altona region. Qenos received four calls to the Environmental Action Line about the flaring.
The timing of the SCAL-1 plant restart which will require some flaring is still to be determined. An update will be provided with the restart timing.
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: Flare operation at Altona