30 September 2007 10:20 [Source: ICIS news]
BERLIN (ICIS news)--BP Acetyls, the global acetic acid producer, plans to debottleneck its acetic acid unit in Hull, UK, by 30,000 tonnes/year during a turnaround in 2010, a company official said on Sunday.
“We will size the units for growth and increase efficiency by lowering costs,” David Smith, general manager of ?xml:namespace>
The company would also expand its acetic anhydride unit by 25,000 tonnes/year and upgrade reactors and carbon monoxide reformer in
“It will be a significant expenditure,” Smith said, but declined to give the exact figure as project costing was still ongoing.
BP Acetyls operates a 520,000 tonne/year acetic acid unit and a 150,000 tonne/year acetic anhydride unit in
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