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 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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By: Heng Hui
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