China’s Qianxi Coal Chemical builds 300,000 tonne/year MEG plant

17 January 2011 07:51  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China’s Qianxi Coal Chemical Investment is spending yuan (CNY) 3bn ($455m) to build a 300,000 tonne/year coal-based monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Qianxi county in Guizhou province, a company source said on Monday.

“Construction began several days ago and the plant is scheduled to start operation in the second quarter of 2013,” the source said in Mandarin.

The company would focus on the domestic market for its MEG sales, the source added.

Qianxi Coal Chemical produces methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). The source declined to reveal the capacities.

Tongliao Jinmei Chemical Industry operates the country's first coal-based MEG line in the northern Inner Mongolia region.

Other coal-based MEG projects that are being built include four 200,000 tonne/year lines in the central province of Henan by Tongliao Jinmei and Henan Coal Chemical Group, and one 200,000 tonne/year line in Inner Mongolia by Berun Group. 

($1 = CNY6.59)

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