China's Shenhua shuts CTL plant due to outage

30 October 2009 03:27  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--China’s largest coal producer Shenhua Group shut its first coal-to-liquid (CTL) 1.08m tonne/year plant earlier in the month due to an unexpected outage, a company source said on Friday.

The plant is the country's first CTL facility and it is located in Erdos, northern province of Inner Mongolia.

“It has been offline for around one week,” said the source, adding that the restart date was not known at present. The source did not reveal details regarding what caused the shutdown.

Shenhua’s plant started commercial operation early this month and had produced around 27,000 tonnes of on-spec products, including naphtha, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas.

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