30 December 2008 09:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China-based Anhui Quansheng Chemical Co plans to invest yuan (CNY) 580m ($84m) in the construction of a 300,000 tonne/year soda ash plant in Dingyuan, central Anhui province, a company source said on Tuesday.
"Construction is slated to start in the second quarter of next year," the source said.
Ample local supplies of feedstock crude salt would ensure sufficient raw materials for soda ash production, he added.
"Plant construction should be completed in the first quarter of 2010 and trial runs should start in June 2010", he said.
The company also has developmental plans to expand the Dingyuan plant to have an eventual capacity of 1m tonnes/year, the source said adding that no timeframe has been concluded for the expansionary plans yet.
"This will depend on market conditions," he said.
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