Bidding deadline for France's Petit-Couronne pushed back-union

PARIS Wed Feb 6, 2013 10:19am EST

PARIS Feb 6 (Reuters) - The bidding deadline to submit offers for France's Petit-Couronne refinery formerly owned by insolvent Swiss firm Petroplus has been pushed back to April 16, a union source told Reuters on Wednesday.

The previous deadline for offers was Feb. 5.

The source also said a procedure had been started in view of putting in place a redundancy plan at the plant which has a staff of 470.

(Reporting by Sophie Louet; Writing by Muriel Boselli)

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