12 January 2011 09:36 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--National Methanol Company (Ibn Sina) plans to hold a turnaround of its 950,000 tonne/year natural gas-based methanol plant at Al-Jubail in Saudi Arabia in 2013, a company source said on Wednesday.
The plant was shut down for maintenance in April 2010 for 2-3 weeks and the next maintenance shutdown is due in 2013, the source added.
The plant is a joint venture between SABIC (50%), PAN Energy (25%) and Hoechst-Celanese of the US (25%).
SABIC also has a methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant on the same site, which uses methanol from Ibn Sina.
Other major methanol producers in the region include Oman Methanol Co and Iran’s National Petrochemical Co (NPC).
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