China’s Datang delays start-up of MTP complex to year-end

08 July 2010 08:39  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--China’s Datang International Power Generation Co has delayed the start-up of its coal-based methanol-to-propylene (MTP) complex at Duolun in the northern Inner Mongolia region to the end of the year, a company source said on Thursday.

The company had originally planned to bring the project on stream in the first half of 2010.

“Construction [of the complex] has been completed and we are now doing equipment testing, which will take several months,” said the source, who added that the exact start-up date was unconfirmed.

However, the company would begin operations at the complex this year, he said.

Upon completion, the MTP complex would have the capacity to produce 453,700 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP), 120,000 tonnes/year of gasoline and 45,000 tonnes/year of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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