Severe Weather Update

Hurricane Harvey Weather Impact Update

September 15th, 2017 Update

The DuPont Victoria site and Sabine River Works site operations have returned to normal, as have warehouse and logistics operations. This will be the final Severe Weather Update on the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Please reach out to your CSR or DuPont sales representative for specific information related to orders. 

 

 

September 14th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • The DuPont Victoria site continues to produce product.
  • Multiple operating units at the DuPont Sabine River Works site are currently producing product. Remaining operating units are expected to be operational by end of the week. The ethylene plant is now operational.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Spare parts for railcar repair are arriving and repairs will be started shortly. Order backlog continues to be reduced and it is anticipated that it will be cleared by the end of this week.

 

 

September 13th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • Critical site repairs to the DuPont Victoria site have been completed and plant is now producing product.
  • Multiple operating units at the DuPont Sabine River Works site are currently producing product. Remaining operating units are expected to be operational by end of the week.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railcar repair is expected to begin this week; awaiting spare parts. The order backlog continues to be reduced and it is anticipated that it will be cleared by the end of this week. Supply chain and Sourcing continue to work with suppliers in firming up supply of key raw ingredients.

 

 

September 12th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • No change in status

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • No change in status

 

 

September 11th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • Critical site repairs to the DuPont Victoria site have been completed and the plant is in the process of starting up. Barring any unforeseen issues, it is anticipated that the plant will be in production by Wednesday, September 13th
  • The DuPont Sabine River Works site has returned to normal staffing. Area humanitarian needs continue to be a concern and are being supported. Flood water is no longer impacting the site, and all utilities/services are operating normally. Multiple operating units have started up as of late Sunday/Monday, and are now currently producing product. Remaining operating units are expected to be operational by end of the week.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railcar repair is expected to begin mid-week. The Orange finished product warehouse is back up to normal operation. All other area warehouses are now shipping without constraints. The order backlog continues to be reduced and it is anticipated that it will be cleared by the end of this week. Supply chain and Sourcing continues to work with suppliers in firming up supply of key raw ingredients.

 

 

September 10th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • No change in status

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • No change in status

 

 

September 9th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • No change in status

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • No change in status

 

 

September 8th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • Restoration activities at the DuPont Victoria site are going well. Plant will be starting to prepare over the weekend for start-up the following week, and barring any unforeseen delays or issues, expect to be in production during the week of September 11th.
  • The DuPont Sabine River Works site will be returning to normal staffing over the weekend, although many employees are still displaced from their homes. There does not appear to be any permanent water damage to major systems or equipment. Area river levels are dropping and now below major flood stage. Water continues to recede from roadways. Supply chain continues to work through raw material and logistics availability. Plant will be starting to prepare over the weekend for start-up the following week, and barring any unforeseen delays or issues, expect to be in production during the week of September 11th.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged but some cars will need repair. Repairs to railway access complete and rail cars are now able to move in and out of the railyard. The Orange finished product warehouse is shipping but still has personnel/curfew constraints. All other area warehouses have re-opened and some are now shipping without constraints. The order backlog has been reduced by 75% and it is anticipated that it will be cleared by the end of the week of September 11th.

 

 

September 7th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • Restoration activities at the DuPont Victoria site continue and needs of employees are being accommodated. Barring any unforeseen restoration issues, unanticipated delays in repairs or unplanned interruption to raw material supply, it is estimated that production could resume within a week.
  • All non-essential personnel are still released from the DuPont Sabine River Works site. The number of employees displaced from their homes continues to rise. Various operating units remain shut down while assessment and restoration activities are underway. Electrical grid is now stable. There does not appear to be any permanent water damage to major systems or equipment. Area river levels are beginning to subside. Water continues to recede from roadways. Supply chain is working through raw material and logistics availability required for startup, which could resume for some production units within a week.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged but some cars will need repair. Repairs have begun to site railway access. The Orange finished product warehouse has begun to ship again, but have personnel/curfew constraints. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened and some are now shipping without constraints. The Port of Houston has re-opened and export shipments have restarted.

 

 

September 6th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • Site restoration activities continue and needs of employees are being accommodated. Barring any unforeseen restoration issues, unanticipated delays in repairs or unplanned interruption to raw material supply, it is estimated that production could resume within 2 weeks.
  • All non-essential personnel are still released from the DuPont Sabine River Works site. A number of employees have been displaced from their homes. Various operating units remain shut down while assessment and restoration activities are underway. The site continues to experience water intrusion but most major systems and equipment remain in good condition. It appears that area rivers are cresting and river levels may be starting to subside. Water continues to recede from roadways as well. Supply chain is working through raw material and logistics availability required for startup.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged but some cars will need repair as well as railway access to the site.  The Orange finished product warehouse has begun to ship again, but have personnel/curfew constraints. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened and some are shipping but are still experiencing personnel and transportation constraints. The Port of Houston has re-opened and export shipments are restarting.

 

 

September 5th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • At the DuPont Victoria, TX site normal work schedules have resumed. Site restoration activities continue and needs of employees are being accommodated. Site infrastructure assessment found no additional significant issues. Site electrical and utilities appear to be functioning properly. Barring any unforeseen restoration issues, unanticipated delays in repairs or unplanned interruption to raw material supply, it is estimated that production could resume in approximately 2 weeks.
  • All non-essential personnel are still released from the DuPont Sabine River Works site. The humanitarian needs continue to grow as there has been significant personal impact to site employees and contractors due to area flooding. Various operating units remain shut down while local utility reliability is being restored. The site continues to experience water intrusion but most major systems and equipment remain in good condition. It appears that area rivers may have crested and water has begun to recede from roadways. Site infrastructure assessment in progress.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged. The Orange finished product warehouse has begun to ship again, but have personnel/curfew constraints. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened and some are shipping but are still experiencing personnel and transportation constraints.

 

 

September 4th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • At the DuPont Victoria, TX site normal work schedules have resumed. Site restoration activities continue and needs of employees are being accommodated. Site infrastructure assessment found no additional significant issues. Site electrical and utilities appear to be functioning properly. Barring any unforeseen restoration issues, unanticipated delays in repairs or unplanned interruption to raw material supply, it is estimated that production could resume in approximately 2 weeks.
  • All non-essential personnel are still released from the DuPont Sabine River Works site. The humanitarian needs continue to grow as there has been significant personal impact to site employees and contractors due to area flooding. Various operating units remain shut down while local utility reliability is being restored. The site continues to experience water intrusion but most major systems and equipment remain in good condition. It appears that area rivers may have crested and water may begin to recede in 2-3 days. Site continues to take actions to protect critical equipment against additional increased potential flooding.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged. The Orange finished product warehouse appears secure and it has been reported that inventory appears in good condition. Flooding continues to recede but warehouse is still not currently accessible due to flooding; numerous warehouse employees have been impacted. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened and some are shipping but are still experiencing personnel and transportation constraints.

 

 

September 3rd, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • No change.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • No change.

 

 

September 2nd, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • At the DuPont Victoria, TX site normal work schedules have resumed. Site restoration activities are underway and needs of employees are being accommodated. Portable trailers are being brought onsite until buildings can be repaired.
  • All non-essential personnel are still released from the DuPont Sabine River Works site. All site employee have now been accounted for and are reported safe, although there has been significant personal impact to site employees and contractors due to area flooding. Various operating units remain shut down while local utility reliability is being restored. So far, the site has experienced only minor water intrusion and still appears to be in good condition; however area rivers are now expected to possibly crest higher and for longer than first anticipated. Site is taking actions to protect critical equipment against flooding.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged. The Orange finished product warehouse appears secure and it has been reported that inventory appears to be in good condition. Flooding continues to recede but warehouse is still not currently accessible due to flooding; numerous warehouse employees have been impacted. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened and some are shipping but are still experiencing personnel and transportation constraints.

 

 

September 1st, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • At the DuPont Victoria, TX site, the majority of site employees have returned and normal work schedules have resumed. Site restoration activities are underway and needs of employees are being accommodated.
  • All non-essential personnel are still released from the DuPont Sabine River Works site, and the site is still in the process of trying to account for all employees. There has been significant personal impact to site employees and contractors due to area flooding. Various operating units remain shut down while local utility reliability is being restored. So far, the site has experienced only minor water intrusion and still appears to be in good condition.  We continue to monitor conditions for the potential of additional flooding in the Orange area due to river cresting over the next few days. 

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged. The Orange finished product warehouse appears secure but is not currently accessible due to local flooding; however the flooding has started to recede. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened but are experiencing personnel and transportation constraints.

 

 

August 31st, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • At the DuPont Victoria, TX site, the majority of site employees will be returning tomorrow, 9/1. Site restoration activities are underway.
  • The Sabine River Works site in Orange, TX experienced heavy rainfall Wednesday with significant area flooding. Non-essential personnel have been released, and we are in the process of accounting for all employees. Various operating units have been shut down while local utility reliability is being restored. So far, the site has experienced only minor water intrusion and is in good condition.  We continue to monitor conditions for potential for additional flooding in the Orange area due to river cresting over the next few days.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • Railyard inventory appears to be undamaged. The Orange finished product warehouse appears secure but is not currently accessible due to local flooding. Various other Houston area warehouses have re-opened but are experiencing personnel and transportation constraints.

 

 

August 29th, 2017 Update

Status of P&IP operations

  • All of our personnel in the region are accounted for. All are safe, but like many others in the region, some have experienced damage to their homes and property. Few are able to safely travel to their work location.
  • Prior to the impact of Hurricane Harvey, a number of our operations were already down for planned outages and remain down. The remaining operations have been idled as incoming and outgoing logistics are at a standstill, and personnel are not yet able to report to the plant sites.
  • As we assess potential damage and make repairs, our operations will restart at different times once it is safe to do so and logistics allow.

 

Status of P&IP logistics/orders

  • All warehouse inventory locations are secure although it is not yet possible to move material in or out.
  • All confirmed orders will be fulfilled, although orders will not begin shipping out of Texas until at least September 5th.  There may be further delays given the uncertainty in transportation (rail and roads) in the Texas Gulf Coast region.
  • We will not be confirming new orders for products out of Texas sites until September 1st.
  • Given the production outage, future orders may experience delays as we work through production wheels prior to full recovery.  For the most part, we expect these delays will be 10 days or less.