Shenhua Baotou Coal Chem to retart CTO complex in October

12 October 2010 06:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical Co plans to restart its coal-to-olefins (CTO) complex in Baotou town in the north of the country by the end of this month after a turnaround, a company source said on Tuesday.

The complex was taken off line on 27 September for maintenance, the source added.

Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical had achieved on-spec production after conducting successful trial runs at its methanol-to-olefins (MTO) unit in early August.

“Given that the complex just started up, many details need to be perfected. The turnaround is also in preparation for winter,” the source told ICIS in Mandarin.

“It [the turnaround] would have little impact on the market, as the plant was only started up a couple of months ago,” he added.

Located in China's northern Inner Mongolia region, the CTO project consists of a 1.8m tonne/year coal-based methanol unit, a 600,000 tonne/year MTO facility, a 300,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) unit and a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.

Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical is a 76:24 joint venture between China’s largest coal producer Shenhua Group Corp and state-owned Shanghai Huayi (Group) Co.

Rainy Ma of CBI China contributed to this article.

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