Celanese Hit With $34M Suit Over Equipment Damage

Law360 (March 17, 2021, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Shoddy maintenance work on a gas compressor at a Houston-area chemical plant has prompted one chemical company to sue another and a maintenance contractor for $34 million, alleging delays caused by the poor work cost it customers.

Indorama Ventures (Oxides and Glycols) LLC filed the negligence and breach of contract lawsuit in Harris County District Court on Tuesday, naming business partner Celanese Ltd. and its subcontractor Universal Plant Services Inc. as defendants in the suit over damage to Indorama's "C-17 recycle gas compressor."

Indorama, or IVOG, describes the piece of equipment as the "heart" of its chemical plant operations and said...

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