Brunei Methanol Company plans 40-day shutdown to start in March
12 January 2011 08:23 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Brunei Methanol Company (BMC) will shut its 850,000 tonne/year methanol plant in ?xml:namespace>Sungai Liang Industrial Park for 40-day scheduled maintenance from 22 March, a company source said on Wednesday.
BMC has contracts to sell the material to China, Taiwan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Japan and India.
The plant is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) 50%, Itochu Corp 25% and Brunei National Petroleum Company (Petroleum Brunei) 25%.
Methanol goes in making of formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), methyl chlorides, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and acetic acid.
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