China’s Shenhua Baotou restarts 600,000 tonne/year MTO plant

03 November 2010 08:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical Co has restarted its 600,000 tonne/year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) unit in northern Inner Mongolia in end-October after a maintenance shutdown, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The downstream units such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) will restart soon,” the source told ICIS without providing specific dates for the restart of the other units.

The MTO is a core unit at the company's coal-to-olefins (CTO) complex in Baotou, which includes a 1.8m tonne/year coal-based methanol unit, a 300,000 tonne/year PE unit and a 300,000 tonne/year PP plant.

Shenhua's Baotou's CTO complex was shut on 27 September for maintenance.

The company is a subsidiary of China’s largest coal producer Shenhua Group Corp.

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