Shanghai Petrochem to shut one Jinshan MEG unit for turnaround

15 September 2010 08:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Sinopec subsidiary Shanghai Petrochemical Co will shut down its 225,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit in Jinshan, Shanghai, for a catalyst change on 8 October, a source from the Chinese producer said on Wednesday.

The scheduled shutdown was expected to last for 40 days, added the source.

“We will guarantee [MEG] supply to our contract clients,” the source told ICIS in Mandarin. He added that the company would have to buffer its inventory through spot purchases.

Shanghai Petrochemical also operates another MEG line at the same site, with a larger capacity of 380,000 tonnes/year.

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By: Becky Zhang
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