Reliance to restart Gujarat MEG unit after 12-day shutdown

09 June 2009 13:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--India’s Reliance Industries plans to restart its 120,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Hazira, in Gujarat state, by 10 June, a company source said on Tuesday.

“We shut the line at the end of May, for a turnaround of about twelve days,” said the source.

The other two 120,000 tonne/year lines at the same site were running normally, he added.

The company’s 200,000 tonne/year MEG unit at Gandhar, also in Gujarat state, was shut for about two weeks in early May, the source said.

“This line is now up and running at full capacity,” said the source.

Reliance is India’s largest integrated petrochemical producer and a leading producer of polyesters and feedstocks MEG and purified terephthalic acid (PTA).

The company’s nameplate MEG capacity totals about 650,000 tonnes/year, with production lines at various locations throughout India.

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